EnCompass provided organizational, logistics, facilitation, and reporting services on behalf of the U.S. Department of Labor’s initiatives to eliminate the worst forms of child labor around the world. Over the course of several contracts, EnCompass has provided the following services:
EnCompass conducted a mid-term evaluation of a three-year, USDA-funded agricultural development program in Afghanistan called Soybeans for Agricultural Renewal in Afghanistan Initiative (SARAI). Working in Kabul, Takhar, and Balkh, the evaluation team gathered data through one-on-one meetings, focus groups, site visits to assess all aspects of this value chain project from monetization procedures to road construction to processing operations to micro-credit and consumer training.
EnCompass conducted an evaluation of this community development initiative, which pulls together the intellectual capital of the private sector through skills-based volunteer engagements to increase the scale, sustainability, and impact of microfinance and technology solutions to alleviate poverty. The objective of the evaluation was for the Foundation to learn from its past efforts and to help it restructure the program strategy moving forward.
The Gates Foundation Global Libraries (GL) Program aims to build strong and healthy communities, businesses, and learning environments in developing countries around the world by providing free access to computers and the internet in public libraries. EnCompass provided capacity building assistance to grantees of the program, and delivered customized support to country grantees' impact evaluation teams. Activities included: developing and delivering training in M&E best practices, training for impact data collection and analysis, and technical assistance on communicating results.
EnCompass developed three classroom-based training modules on the topic of Youth Livelihoods, focused on Financial Education, Employability, and Entrepreneurship. These modules, comprised of 40 training hours each, helped the Peace Corps provide youth with practical skills development to improve their opportunities in the world of work.
EnCompass is a recipient of USAID's FORECAST II - PT funding mechanism. The FORECAST program works to strengthen the abilities of host country partners through strategically designed, integrated training and technical assistance activities that address identified skill gaps and that directly improve job performance. The goal of FORECAST II - PT is to effect long-term sustainable economic, political, and social development within the diverse categories of countries USAID serves.