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.

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Project Date: 2016-2017

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EnCompass is conducting a two-part evaluation of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) Global Equality Fund and the Dignity for All: LGBTI Assistance Program. Launched in 2011, The Global Equality Fund administers Dignity for All, which provides emergency assistance for LGBTI activists. The Fund also administers grants and engages in other efforts to support the LGBTI community, engaging in 80 programs in over 50 countries around the world. The evaluation will be used to develop a change model for the Fund, and enable DRL to measure progress in LGBTI human rights support. The mixed-methods approach includes interviews, focus group discussions, document reviews, and workshops, among other activities.

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Project Date: 2016 - Ongoing

The Evaluators’ Institute (TEI) has been a leading provider of professional training for evaluation capacity building for more than 20 years. In 2016, EnCompass officially took over management of all operations, including the planning and delivery of multiple training conferences per year. Through TEI, EnCompass offers evaluation professionals training at all levels and all steps of the evaluation process, from the inception of a project through implementation and the delivery of findings to maximize use and impact. Participants can combine TEI trainings for professional evaluation certification at the beginner, intermediate, and master evaluator levels.

EnCompass also facilitates special training and discussion opportunities for TEI that address current issues in the...

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Project Date: 2016-2017

The Center for Digital Development (CDD) team at USAID catalyzes programs and partnerships in digital finance, access to digital- and mobile-based information and services, and the use of digital devices to improve decision making. CDD contracted EnCompass to conduct a performance evaluation of two of their programs to identify accomplishments, performance issues, lessons learned, and implementation constraints from their inception until February 2017.

The first of these programs, called Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research (mSTAR), increases the availability of, access to, and use of mobile solutions by USAID missions, operating units, and civil society and private sector stakeholders. The second program evaluated, the Global Broadband and Innovations Alliance (...

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Project Date: 2015-2016

EnCompass conducted a corporate evaluation of UN Women’s Regional Architecture. UN Women’s mandate is to progress efficiently and effectively toward the goal of achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment. The Regional Architecture decentralized UN Women’s structure, establishing six regional offices, six multi-country offices, and transforming 15 existing sub-regional offices into either regional, multi-country, or country offices.  EnCompass’ evaluation assessed the relevance, organizational effectiveness, and administrative efficiency of the Regional Architecture in delivering its mandate across operational work, normative support, and UN coordination.

The evaluation included reviewing over 300 documents, conducting six country-case studies, as well as a portfolio...

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Project Date: 2016-2017

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In its aim to end global hunger, the World Food Programme (WFP) is striving to plan and commission independent, credible and useful evaluation evidence across the organization. With this in mind, WFP asked EnCompass to co-design and implement a comprehensive learning programme to build the capacity of all of its staff in evaluation principles and management. The Evaluation Learning Programme (EvalPro) targets all staff with the skills and knowledge they require to engage with or manage evaluations. The programme is made up of four online courses offered on WFP’s CrossKnowledge learning portal, each targeting a specific audience within WFP.

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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, 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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