Chandimang Hing

Regional Program Manager Southeast Asian JUH Hub

“We sincerely thank Debora Aust and DAREconsulting for their outstanding efforts in this study. The knowledge and insights gained from the feasibility study have been incorporated into the project proposal that was developed together with the other five local partners in Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar. This feasibility study helped us to assess the potential success of the proposed project before investing significant resources and time. Based on this, we were also able to identify the potential risks and challenges of the project that could affect its success.”


The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is expected to provide funding to Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe (JUH) under the Private Sector Sponsors Programme to implement a three-year (2024-2026) multi-country programme in three countries in Southeast Asia called GROWTH II (second phase), which takes an innovative approach to strengthening the capacity of small national civil society organisations.

Promoting local leadership and ownership, strengthening organisational capacities, structures and processes, and developing sustainable sources of income for national organisations are the core areas of this initiative and contribute to the fulfilment of the eight commitments of the Charter for Change. JUH has commissioned DAREconsulting to conduct a feasibility study to provide a solid basis for the design of the project concept by clarifying prerequisites, opportunities and risks. The results should increase the effectiveness of the project and prevent bad investments at an early stage. The following tasks were set within the framework of this feasibility study:

  • Conducting five interviews and group discussions in the three countries with the respective national partners and their networks and grassroots organisations.
  • Preparation of a feasibility/impact analysis with consideration of the respective country situation.
  • Revision of the existing logframe and adaptation of the objectives, sub-objectives and activities and presentation in an on-site workshop.


Based on the above-mentioned areas, the following tasks were carried out in the time window from 1 to 23 September:

  • Clear and well-structured Excel list with the respective interview results, incl. risk analysis & recommendations.
  • 1 day workshop to finalise the logframe, objectives, sub-objectives and activities adapted to the needs of the partners and the JUH country programmes for Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia.
  • Final report of the feasibility study in English with German summary for the attention of the BMZ.


Following the successful completion of the tasks, the following results were achieved:

  • Complete feasibility analysis of the BMZ programme Strengthening Civil Society Organizations in Social Transformation Processes in Southeast Asia GROWTH – second phase.
  • Conducted field interviews with the five national partners and their networks and grassroots organisations in the countries of Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia.
  • Revise and adapt the logframe, objectives, sub-objectives and activities of the programme, adapted to the feasibility and impact analysis and needs of the partners and country programmes of JUH.