EnCompass News

August 11, 2014

Cover image of "Evaluation Design for Complex Global Initiatives"

“Appreciative inquiry starts with the premise that something works, even if it’s the exception.”

The appreciative approach is central to much of our evaluation work here at EnCompass, and it was one of the themes upon which our President, Tessie Catsambas, presented at an evaluation workshop convened by the Institute of Medicine in January of this year.

The workshop focused on best practices in evaluating complex global initiatives, and brought together evaluators, researchers in the field of evaluation science, implementers of large-scale health programs, local stakeholders, policy makers, donor representatives, and others to derive lessons learned from past large-scale evaluations and to discuss how to apply these lessons to future evaluations.

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June 24, 2014

Community health workers trained by USAID provide basic health services. (USAID/Mali)

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) recently recognized EnCompass’ leadership and expertise in global health by awarding us two separate awards under the “Technical Assistance Support Contract Four, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (TASC4 IDIQ)” contract mechanism. The purpose of the TASC4 IDIQs is to establish mechanisms to contribute to improvements in the health of people, especially women, children and other vulnerable populations in countries of the developing world, through expansion of basic health services, strengthening national health systems, and addressing global issues and special concerns such as HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases.

The first of these awards given to EnCompass is the TASC 4-Africa IDIQ. Historically, African Missions...

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August 27, 2013

Man and lady holding up a Welcome drawing

The EnCompass Leadership Development team was recently featured in the November newsletter from the International Leadership Association (ILA) for our collaboration with the United Nations Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM).

Since 2009, EnCompass has been collaborating with OHRM to provide a Leadership Development Programme (LDP) and Management Development Programme (MDP) for the United Nations Secretariat. We are also providing a related MDP for the UN’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). By the end of 2012, over 1,850 participants will have experienced the programs which take an appreciative approach to leadership development.

You can read the full article on page 8 of ILA’s ...

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January 22, 2014

Encompass V.P. Lynne Franco, along with Gender Specialist Lyn Messner, presented at AIDSTAR-One's event on January 16th. The event recapped the ways in which the six-year project has supported the development and implementation of USAID’s and PEPFAR’s initiatives to create an AIDS-free generation.

The meeting included a review of the most relevant and useful tools for implementing partners and USG staff as they work together to contribute to an AIDS-free generation. Specifically, Lynne and Lyn presented on EnCompass' findings from EnCompass' mid-term evaluation of the PEPFAR Caribbean Regional Program. Other presentations included:

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August 24, 2013

Multiple pictures of children and adolescents from the back view

EnCompass is pleased to announce that the AIDSTAR-One resource on "The Clinical Management of Children and Adolescents who have Experienced Sexual Violence", originally published in English, is now available in 4 additional languages: FrenchPortuguese, ...

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August 27, 2013

Tessie Catsambas, EnCompass President, was recently published in “Evaluation and Civil Society. Stakeholders’ perspectives on National Evaluation Capacity Development”. This book aims to contribute to the international discussions on how different stakeholders can create synergies and partnerships to contribute to equity-focused and gender-responsive country-led evaluation systems. This book highlights in particular the strategic roles that Civil Society Organizations, notably the Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluation (VOPEs), are playing to promote the use of evaluation to enhance evidence-based policy-making, transparency and learning; and the role of EvalPartners, the new International Evaluation Initiative to strengthen Civil Society’s evaluation capacities...

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July 20, 2013

In the Spring of 2013, EnCompass designed and facilitated a two-day all staff retreat for the 42 staff at the USAID/Armenia Mission.

The focus of the retreat was to: forge consensus around the Mission’s new strategic direction, engage staff in implementing upcoming changes in Mission operations in light of a new five-year strategy, expose staff to team-building techniques, and prepare action plans for task forces formed around key issues. The retreat design was based on data collected via an online survey and through individual phone and in-person interviews. To support the Mission in moving forward on retreat commitments, EnCompass is providing a detailed summary report and follow-on coaching to key staff and teams over a 6-month period.

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