USAID, Evaluation of mSTAR and the GBI Alliance
The Center for Digital Development (CDD) team at USAID catalyzes programs and partnerships in digital finance, access to digital- and mobile-based information and services, and the use of digital devices to improve decision making. CDD contracted EnCompass to conduct a performance evaluation of two of their programs to identify accomplishments, performance issues, lessons learned, and implementation constraints from their inception until February 2017.
The first of these programs, called Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research (mSTAR), increases the availability of, access to, and use of mobile solutions by USAID missions, operating units, and civil society and private sector stakeholders. The second program evaluated, the Global Broadband and Innovations Alliance (GBI Alliance), provides rural connectivity in the developing world and expands the adoption and deployment of innovative, value-added, and scalable information and communication technology solutions.
The evaluation will assist USAID in planning and designing programs that support digital expansion in the developing world.
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