A strong research and monitoring activity is the key to a successful project.

Figures and evidence can support the definition of a model that could be replicable and suitable to other contexts.

In this section, we collect the most relevant reports and field case studies related to: Governance, Child Protection, Inclusive and Sustainable Growth, Rural Development and Migration.


Leaving no one behind. The BRSSS story

The story of the Backward Regions Scheme Support Sangha (BRSSS), a community based organization, empowering people in a hundred villages from the most backward regions of North Karnataka, India – 2016

The aim of the project is to empower people to access public services, reducing poverty and social exclusion in five districts of the North Karnataka region, India. The project has four pillars and represents a model to enhance good governance. The Clarity in the vision, internalized by the communities; the Capacity Building at individual and community level; Social Inclusion and Gender Justice with a focus on the vulnerable groups and women; Institutionalization with representatives of the targeted villages in government departments.

Child Protection

Supporting Children with Disabilities in Somaliland – 2012

In Somaliland, children with disabilities face acute protection issues as lack of education and sexual violence. Cesvi’s intervention and assessment aim to reduce and identify factors of vulnerability, with a survey methodology, which includes household surveys and focus groups at all levels: community leaders, families and children. A clear assessment and a qualitative information are key to future interventions.

Between theory and empirical evidence. Pathways to Good Practices in Building a Child Labour Free Kenya – 2014

In Kenya, Cesvi worked for the eradication of all forms of child labour, which is an important component of the informal national economy. The project aimed to establish Child Labour Free Zones through prevention, response (removal and protection) and reintegration of children into safe life conditions. The innovative approach consists in developing corporate social responsibility (CSR) actions and public private partnerships (PPP) to fight the worst forms of child labour and achieve high ethical standards.

Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

Solid Waste Management in the Occupied Palestinian Territory – 2019

In the Occupied Palestinian Territory, solid waste management is a relevant challenge. This report analyzes the main actors involved and the policy and legal framework. Moreover, it also analyzes the generation and management of different waste streams, such as municipal, commercial and industrial, including hazardous waste. The report is the first document with a comprehensive picture of the situation regarding the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and, as much as possible, East Jerusalem.

Evaluation of the project Improvement of environment and hygiene conditions of the community of Shu’fat refugee camp – 2018

In refugee camps in Palestine, Cesvi develops environment and WASH projects. This paper is an evaluation conducted in the Shu’ fat refugee camp to underline positive aspects, challenges and opportunities of the project. Thanks to the theory of change approach, the solid waste management in Shu’fat refugee camp in Palestine becomes a way to improve the environmental conditions and a tool for the social inclusion.

Rural Development

From Subsistence Agriculture to Commercial Enterprise: Community management of green technologies for resilient food production. (Research paper) – 2015

The paper underlines the innovative approach to irrigation used by Cesvi in Zimbabwe enhancing sustainable agriculture and food security in the long-term. A successful model that has allowed the shift from a subsistence agriculture to a sustainable and commercial one, thanks to the use of new technologies and private public partnerships increasing the resilience of the rural communities.

Shashe Irrigation Scheme: An Inspirational Zimbabwean Model of resource management – 2016

In a semi-desert region of Zimbabwe, the Cesvi’s intervention implements an irrigation scheme within a rural agricultural development strategy, and creates a replicable model. The key factors to success are farmers’ ownership, the creation of private public partnerships that contributed to the shift from a subsistence agriculture to a community-based commercial enterprise, the use of new technologies and the improvement of food security in the targeted area.


Libya: Cesvi has been present in Libya since 2011, as one of the first INGOs intervening in the country after the start of the Arab Spring. It has implemented programs that supported IDPs, refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants, through service provision that has included protection activities, non-food item (NFI) distributions, outreach, awareness-raising, psychosocial support, referrals to external services, and cash assistance.

The two following needs assessments in Tripoli and Benghazi and in Misrata are a starting point for future interventions.

Rapid needs assessment in IDP camps in Tripoli and Benghazi – 2016

This assessment intends to capture the priority needs of the IDP communities surveyed in 9 Libyan sites in the cities of Tripoli and Benghazi, in order to ascertain the presence of specific vulnerabilities and protection needs. With the objective of ensuring adequate mainstreaming of protection principles in all the sectors covered (respectively: Education, Child Protection, Health, Livelihoods), the assessment examines the access of IDPs to services. The findings will be used to inform effective planning and action, particularly with regard to protection assistance and psychosocial support of IDP children and youth.

Needs Assessment of Iraqi, Palestinian, Sudanese and Syrian Communities in Libya (Misrata) – 2017

This assessment aims to identify the main risks and vulnerabilities within the Iraqi, Palestinian, Sudanese and Syrian Communities.  The findings confirm that the refugee communities have the same vulnerable groups, particularly impoverished households, large families, children and youths, orphans and children with a sick or absent parent, and people or households with a family member who has a disability. It is an important source of information for planning future interventions in the area.