Monitoring and Evaluation

Project Date: 2012-2017

EnCompass is a subcontractor to the University Research Co., LLC on this 5-year project designed to build the capacity of host country systems to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, client-centeredness, safety, accessibility, and equity of the health services they provide. The project also seeks to generate new knowledge to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of applying improvement methods in low- and middle-income countries.

EnCompass activities include: qualitative research; implementing evaluation and evaluation capacity building; providing technical assistance related to human resource development and HIV/AIDS; developing eLearning modules; facilitating strategic planning and team building activities; and performing cost-effective analyses.

Project Date: 2015-2017

As part of the program to monitor USAID activities in northern Afghanistan, EnCompass is subcontracting to MSI to provide technical assistance on gender sensitive monitoring and verification tools as well as designing and delivering training to local partners on the USAID gender policy requirements. We conducted an analysis of implementing partners’ knowledge of USAID policy and conducted a training for staff and data collectors to prepare for gender sensitive monitoring and verification processes.   

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Project Date: 2011-2017

SNL works to increase awareness and action for newborns through advocacy and research in 18 countries. EnCompass worked with Save the Children to complete an external evaluation of the program’s accomplishments, contributions, limitations, unique roles, and potential business models. The EnCompass evaluation team completed a desk review, stakeholder mapping, 70 telephone interviews, two online surveys, and made field visits to Bangladesh and Uganda for 58 in-depth interviews. EnCompass developed a theory of action, based on the outcome mapping spheres of influence, which was subsequently adopted by Save the Children in the development of the follow-on grant.

Based on this work, EnCompass was invited to join Save the Children to become the evaluation partner for the new grant --...

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Project Date: 2015-2016

In 2001, UNAIDS was mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to support countries in monitoring progress in the Global AIDS Response and to report back on progress to the General Assembly. Progress has been measured against a set of 2010 and 2015 targets, based on a global monitoring framework which draws on a global indicator set.

A new goal to end the AIDS epidemic was adopted in 2014 and requires a new global monitoring framework for HIV and AIDS in order to ensure continuing relevance and usefulness of the data. EnCompass supported UNAIDS in this effort by creating a revised framework and an updated indicator set for monitoring the Global AIDS Response against anticipated targets for the year 2020/2030.  In order to do so, the evaluation team identified ...

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Project Date: 2015

Under the USAID ADVANTAGE IDIQ contract, EnCompass and consortia partner Counterpart International worked with USAID/Honduras to produce an in-depth analysis of GBV issues to inform the Mission’s development objective of increasing citizen security for vulnerable populations in urban, high-crime areas.  EnCompass conducted primary research in the field, including survey research, focus groups, and individual interviews to identify and analyze the most common forms, incidences, and causes of GBV in target communities, with a focus on school-based GBV. The Mission has used the study findings to develop new violence-mitigation programming in the five cities with the highest homicide rates. 

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Project Date: 2015

The International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) at Carleton University contracted EnCompass to perform a strategic review. This evaluation served as a tool to help IPDET assess the relevance and sustainability of its current program, as well as to inform future strategy so that IPDET will be highly relevant to the needs of its intended audiences, effective in its delivery, and competitive in terms of its pricing. This evaluation used an iterative method of data collection through document review, semi-structured interviews, online surveys, and landscape analysis.

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Project Date: 2015-2016

EnCompass worked collaboratively with the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation to support their Relief and Resilience International Program. This program is focused on the community level, supporting vulnerable populations in low-attention disasters, disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation in the Sahel, Central America, and South and South-East Asia. EnCompass helped the Foundation refine the program’s theory of change and formalize a robust monitoring, evaluation, and learning plan.

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Project Date: 2012- 2017

The Gates Foundation Global Libraries (GL) Program aims to build strong and healthy communities, businesses, and learning environments in developing countries around the world by providing free access to computers and the internet in public libraries. EnCompass provided capacity building assistance to grantees of the program, and delivered customized support to country grantees' impact evaluation teams. Activities included: developing and delivering training in M&E best practices, training for impact data collection and analysis, and technical assistance on communicating results. Over the life of the project, EnCompass supported grantees in Colombia, Moldova, Jamaica, Costa Rica and Botswana.

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Project Date: 2014-2018

Part of the President’s Malaria Initiative, Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) II provides USAID with IRS-related commodities procurement and logistical services; planning, organization, management, and implementation of IRS programs; host-country environmental impact assessments and compliance and monitoring assessments; organization of skills training and provision of ongoing supervision; long- and short-term technical assistance; and, advisory and monitoring services to host country institutions. USAID anticipates a need for IRS projects in up to twenty PMI and non-PMI focus countries. As a subcontractor to Abt Associates, EnCompass develops capacity building strategies for implementers in the targeted countries; designs and develops training plans, curriculum and materials in...

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Project Date: 2014

Núcleo Ciência pela Infância is a collaborative initiative of six partners working to build the evidence base, disseminate findings, and prepare leaders to inform policy on early childhood development in Brazil. EnCompass completed an evaluation that explored the strengths, achievements, and challenges of the collaboration to inform its future directions.

The collaborative is comprised of the following organizations: the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, Fundação Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal, the Medical School at the University of São Paulo, Insper, Sabara Children’s Hospital, and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University

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