This brief illustrates EnCompass' evaluation of the Beyond Access initiative-- funded by the Global Libraries Program-- to enhance access to technology in libraries across Myanmar. Implemented by the Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation (MBAPF) and IREX, this initiative has transformed 90 locations throughout Myanmar into technology hubs and community centers for learning digital skills. EnCompass conducted this evaluation in two phases using a mixed-methods approach from 2015-2016.
How do project implementers design an intervention in a dynamic environment, when they don’t know how beneficiaries will respond? And how do evaluators design a flexible process to get decision-makers the information they need, when the theory of change is participant-driven and activities involve substantial grassroots initiative? One recent EnCompass evaluation explores these questions—with exciting results.