The goal of the TREAT TB (Technology, Research, Education and Technical Assistance for Tuberculosis) project is to improve tuberculosis control practices and policies that will lead to improved case detection and treatment success rates and ultimately decrease TB morbidity and mortality. As a subcontractor to Vital Strategies (formerly the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease), EnCompass developed a communications strategy that included branding, audience analysis, environmental scanning for targeted marketing of TREAT TB services, and a series of publications and
EnCompass developed multiple e-Learning programs to strengthen capacity at the International Finance Corporation. One of these programs used interactive case studies to teach advisory services staff about legal issues that affect their work. Participants obtained a certificate upon completing the course.
EnCompass converted a three-week Operational Research program delivered via face-to-face training into a blended learning program which now includes six virtual instructor-led (synchronous) training sessions delivered through Adobe Connect, intersession work supported by a Moodle-based course portal, and coaching from subject-matter experts. In addition to completing the design for all program sessions and topics, the EnCompass team is also facilitating and producing the vILT sessions.
The World Bank provides a number of resources through which staff members can address their concerns and grievances. EnCompass worked with a variety of Internal Justice System (IJS) offices -- Ombudsman, Ethics and Business Conduct, Mediation, Appeals Committee, and Administrative Tribunal -- to develop evaluation systems, conduct evaluations, and analyze exit interview data. EnCompass solicited feedback from World Bank staff and managers who have used IJS services in order to improve and meet the needs of the World Bank Group community better.
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 conducted an evaluation of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF). MHTF serves as a space for convening, sharing information and knowledge, and developing mechanisms to promote and publicize findings in maternal health innovative models. The EnCompass-led evaluation:
EnCompass supported a key UN organization by facilitating meetings and events and conducting training of trainers. EnCompass facilitators provided design and delivery support to enable successful and effective meetings. The aim of this work was to help groups of staff and stakeholders work together to solve problems, discuss issues, plan and implement activities, build teams, make decisions, and manage change. EnCompass designed and delivered five-day training of trainers workshops for program staff.
EnCompass was an evaluation and learning partner for Save the Children’s Saving Newborn Lives (SNL) program, a globally recognized leader in newborn health supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. SNL works in 18 countries to advocate for and bring high-impact newborn services and practices to scale. One of EnCompass’ responsibilities was to ensure that monitoring and evaluation approaches and activities consider the impacts of all global, regional, and national stakeholders.
EnCompass provides technical assistance and planning services for the International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB) as it hosts policy, research, and planning meetings abroad and in the United States. Ranging in size from 40 to 80 participants each, the events are opportunities to share common knowledge, lessons learned, and good practices to support USDOL’s approach to child labor elimination projects. As part of this work, EnCompass developed two reports on inclusive growth through social protection within Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)member nations.
EnCompass supported the Peace Corp’s Food Security Program to revise a series of 18 training manuals on community agricultural practices that provide sustainable, adequate nutrition. PC Volunteers will use these manuals in the field as part of its engagement with the Feed the Future Initiative. EnCompass updated the technical content and presentation layout of the manuals to ensure ease and accuracy of use.