Monitoring and Evaluation
BLAST monitors the impact of its activities in order to improve its services. Interviews of lawyers and former clients measure satisfaction with BLAST’s services as well as the long-term impact of mediation and dispute settlements. In 2009, more than 84% of interviewed clients reported an improvement in their lifestyle following BLAST intervention.
BLAST staff members attend training programs throughout the year to help them better fulfill BLAST’s mission. Past trainings staff members have attended include report writing and analytical skill development, capacity building on media advocacy, and training on CEDAW.
BLAST prepared a strategic plan for 2011-2015. The strategic plan revisited BLAST’s mission and goals and identified steps to strengthen BLAST. Opportunities for development identified in the plan include collaborative fact finding, implementing directives and PILs, engaging in policy and legislative action, collaborating on research with universities and other organizations, extending national and international networks, and developing local partnerships.