USAID, Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST)
Through USAID/ASSIST, EnCompass helped build the capacity of host-country service delivery organizations in USAID-assisted countries to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, client-centeredness, safety, accessibility, and equity of the health and family services they provide. USAID/ASSIST seeks to ensure the sustainability of these improvements by developing competencies and engaging with host-country governments at the policy level.
EnCompass’ support included qualitative research and cost-effectiveness analyses; implementing project evaluations; and providing evaluation capacity building for local implementers. The EnCompass team also supported human resource development efforts for local NGOs USAID/ASSIST works with, and facilitated strategic planning and teambuilding activities. Through this program, EnCompass provided technical assistance to USAID/Washington and missions in 27 countries in Africa, Eastern Europe, and Latin America to integrate gender, and design female empowerment systems strengthening and quality improvement activities.
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