Democracy, Rights, and Governance

USAID Staff in the Field

EnCompass designed and delivered the Leadership Development Program for USAID’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA). The blended program focused on leadership in volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environments, for mid- and senior-level managers and supervisors. The program was delivered through two, multi-day face-to-face workshops, in-person coaching, and intersession collaboration and action learning practicums.

Gathering of men, West Africa

EnCompass conducted a mid-term evaluation of the Peace Through Development Program, which seeks to dissuade marginalized populations from joining extremist organizations by using community-based, youth-based, and media outreach efforts. The objective of the evaluation was to gain a deeper understanding of the counter-extremism initiatives that have been effective and to incorporate these findings into the next phase of the program. The evaluation included fieldwork in Chad and Niger.

Speaker at Conference

The Contemporary Issues (CI) Fellowship program brought 922 promising mid-career professionals from 12 post-Soviet states to the United States to conduct policy research for four to six months. The EnCompass evaluation assessed the long-term impact that CI had on alumni careers and the extent to which CI fellows influenced policy change and/or contributed to institutional-level change. The evaluation used a combination of document review, key informant interviews conducted in Georgia and Kyrgyzstan, and an online survey.

Women in Evaluation

El Hibri Foundation works to encourage interfaith dialogue by promoting the universally shared values of Islam: peace, charity and civic responsibility. EnCompass conducted an evaluation of one of their grantees – Karamah, an organization that focuses on the domestic and global issues of human rights for Muslim women. The evaluation explored how the grant relationship has helped both the foundation and the grantee in achieving their missions and objectives.

Election Official in Afghanistan

A grantee of the National Democratic Institute (NDI), FEFA is an independent, nonpartisan Institution working to ensure that all democratic processes are implemented transparently through networking, citizen participation, and good governance. EnCompass assessed FEFA's program management, administrative and financial capacities, and offered recommendations for future organizational strengthening. EnCompass used an appreciative evaluation process that included individual stakeholder interviews and group visioning discussions.

Mother and Daughter in Albanian dwelling

This program aimed to strengthen the ability of community groups, NGOs, and the Government of Albania to improve anti-trafficking prevention programs, as well as reintegrate survivors of trafficking and prevent re-trafficking. As a subcontractor to Creative Associates International, Inc., EnCompass designed and facilitated the project launch and three annual conferences with key stakeholders and conducted a participatory evaluation of the work nationwide.

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EnCompass conducted an assessment of the Trans-Sahara Counter-terrorism Partnership (TSCTP) in Mali to gain a better understanding of what has worked in Mali to mitigate support for violent extremism. Through a desk review and extensive fieldwork, EnCompass assessed the current TSCTP program, and provided recommendations to target, reinforce, and replicate the best practices by using community-based, youth-based, and media outreach efforts.

Students learning on computers

EnCompass worked with NEA to develop a curriculum on social justice for use by its cadre of trainers. Using content provided by social justice experts, EnCompass developed modules for one-hour, two-hour, or four-hour training sessions. The modules contain a mixture of lecturettes, guided activities, group discussion, and feedback opportunities. The program is designed to give NEA members the skills to identify forms of social oppression in public education and motivate them to engage in social justice activities that will create a more just environment for students and educators.

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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.

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