Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research

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EnCompass designed and implemented 17 field-based studies to understand and document costs, and to assess and improve the cost-effectiveness of specific quality improvement approaches and methodologies applied by improvement collaboratives in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Studies focus on HIV/AIDS and maternal, child, and neonatal health initiatives.

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Child taking medicine

USAID launched this evaluation to determine the long-term success of the Caribbean Regional Program. EnCompass analyzed whether the program is helping countries reach a sustainable national HIV program model; identified key factors contributing to or impeding project results; and, made recommendations for program adjustments. EnCompass utilized existing quantitative data and collected primary qualitative data using a desk review, interviews with interagency teams and in-country counterparts, and field visits to five countries.

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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.

Evaluators assessing data

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.

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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.

Girls Working in a Field

USAID’s PPL seeks to link policy, planning, learning, evaluation, research, donor coordination, and innovation through science and technology. In collaboration with USAID PPL, EnCompass designed and conducted an evaluative process that explored how well USAID’s Program Cycle has been understood, implemented, supported, and integrated into the organizational culture among missions and in USAID Washington.

Group of South Sudanese Trainees

EnCompass conducted an evaluation for the USIP that assessed the effectiveness of a program to train new South Sudanese diplomats, and to build capacity of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to do the training in the future. Data collection in the field included interviews and focus groups with trainers, alumni, and government officials.

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EnCompass conducted a mid-term evaluation of LWR’s five-year strategic plan. The team analyzed the effectiveness of implementation and management of the plan, whether the staff embraces the plan, and the extent to which the plan reflects work being done in the field. The evaluation process included a staff survey, interviews, an appreciative workshop and virtual focus groups with field teams, conducted via Adobe Connect. The analysis used outcome mapping to assess LWR’s logic model and the cohesion of various plan components.

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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