Evaluation Capability Statement

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The Institute for Development Impact (I4DI) is a think+do tank dedicated to generating robust evidence to assess, inform, and strengthen policy and programs.

We do this by distilling results at various levels along a theory of change- from outputs and outcomes, to intermediate and long-term impact. Essential to our work is addressing the needs of the end-user and guaranteeing evaluation utilization.

Key capacity areas:

Setting up MEL Systems
Digital Tools for Data Collection & Interactive Reporting
Knowledge Management & Learning

Highlights from I4DI's Evaluation Capability

I4DI´s methodological approach: qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method approach covering a myriad of diverse topics

I4DI´s sectors of expertise include Education, Human Rights & Gender Equality, Economic Development, Protection of Vulnerable Groups, etc., amounting to over 19engagement areas

We design and implement evaluation studies, develop performance management plans and set up and implement performance and knowledge systems

I4DI has expertise in the range of experimental, quasi-experimental, and non-experimental designs and our work has influenced decision-makers at the likes of USAID, the United Nations, and private sector clients, like Gap Inc. and Mars Inc

Performance Highlights

NGO Education Partnership (NEP)
2015 | Cambodia

I4DI Implemented a project performance evaluation for NGO Education Partnership (NEP), the national education coalition in Cambodia. The objective of the evaluation was to review and assess the relevance, performance and outcomes of the various activities supported by MISEREOR and UNICEF over the five-year period and provide evidence of the emerging impact. I4DI conducted literature review and collected primary data through focus group discussions,14 key informant interviews, and a survey

administered in Khmer language to the 140 NGO members of the coalition. Evaluation activities were structured against the OECD / DAC standards for evaluating aid effectiveness. Products included an inception report, debriefing workshop and final report.

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Women + Water Global Development Alliance
2017 - 2022 | India

I4DI is the independent evaluator and learning partner of the USAID/Gap Inc. funded Women + Water Alliance (W+W GDA), a five-year initiative that aims to improve and sustain the health and well-being of women and communities touched by the apparel industry with a focus on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh in India. By harnessing our in-house advanced data analytics and data

visualization expertise, I4DI developed an interactive report for USAID and Gap Inc. that highlights key findings and reporting from the baseline evaluation study conducted in both states.. Knowing the power of effective communication and dissemination of evidence-based data, I4DI further developed infographics for the baseline studies conducted in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, as well as a blog post on the state of WASH in India, all of which have been published in on USAID Global Waters website.

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USAID U.S. Global Development Lab (MERLIN)  
2016 - 2018 | Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia

USAID Global Health Ebola Team (GHET) bought-in to the D-MERL mechanism to provide D-MERL services in support of 26 Ebola response activities in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, implemented by 13 different partners.  I4DI provided analytical and design services. Assessed GHET’s performance management systems and produced recommendations and strategies for low-cost / low-effort end-to-end improvements to their performance management systems, including technology recommendations and improvement of reporting to Congress; Assessed the evaluability of GHET’s activities and supported the completion of  

a comprehensive results framework and learning agenda for the 3 year program; Designed and implemented performance evaluation of GHET’s Ebola Survivor activities in each country.

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Serbia Country Programme  
2016 - 2020 | Serbia UNICEF

In 2019, I4DI completed an evaluation of the UNICEF Serbia Country Programme 2016 - 2020, which was commissioned by the UNICEF Country Office in Serbia and managed from UNICEF’s Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia. The evaluation methodology, guided by the Norms and Standards of the UN Evaluation Group, was a mixed-method approach, and included the following methods: stakeholder mapping; context mapping; in-depth and structured document review of the CP design, implementation approaches, results and processes; structured

desk analysis of policy documents and legislative frameworks; analysis and testing of the reconstructed ToC; analysis of results from M&E systems and data at national and subnational levels; aggregation and analysis of data collected via the I4DI data-mapping templates; contribution analysis to determine factors that promoted or impeded the progress against intended results and attribution analysis to the extent possible; systems analysis of management, monitoring, quality control and assurance strategies; mapping of risks analyses and mitigation measures; financial and basic cost-benefit analysis; analysis of sustainability strategies and systemic barriers to sustainability; in-depth interviews and SGDs; site observation during site visits to the three localities outside Belgrade; and participation in events.

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Haitian Education & Leadership Program (HELP)  
2016 | Haiti

I4DI conducted a performance evaluation of the Haitian Education and Leadership Program (HELP) which sought to bolster the program’s effectiveness in addressing the structural barriers Haitian youth face in local contexts towards pursuing higher educational achievement. The evaluation used data collected from five focus group discussions, 23 key informant interviews, and three online surveys with students and alumni of the HELP program, employers, and Service-Learning Project partners. The three surveys had distinct sets of questionnaires. In addition, I4DI conducted a comprehensive literature review of pertinent documents in the field of civic engagement and youth

leadership in order to identify best practices and flesh out sound recommendations. The collected information from the review of collected documents, responses to online surveys, and interviews was then integrated into an evaluation report in accordance with the standard OECD/DAC standard evaluation criteria. Scope of work included identifying contribution to overall program objectives, strengths and weaknesses; synergies with other HELP activities and the larger organizations; identification of practical and strategic areas for improvement that served as a communication tool for staff, board, and donors, to illustrate the current state of the program and futures plans. Lastly, provided recommendations for an on-going monitoring and evaluation strategy to be implemented internally, incorporating short-term and long-term performance measures.

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Global Technical Assistance Projects    
2019 | Department of Labour, Washington, DC., USA

The primary purpose of this contract is to deliver four final evaluations for Department of Labor (DOL) funded programs. The interim and final performance evaluations, which require submissions of draft and final reports, assess the extent to which the projects are achieving stated goals and objectives, assess effectiveness of project implementation and management, and make recommendations to improve project performance and relevance. The project includes the following final evaluations: 1)  

Myanmar Program on the Elimination of Child Labor- Myanmar-Burma (joint evaluation with the (ILO), 2) Support for the Implementation of the Decent Work Country Programme in Uzbekistan- Uzbekistan (joint evaluation with ILO), 3) Country Level Engagement and Assistance to Reduce Child Labor II (CLEAR II)- Global, 4)CARING Gold Mining Project: Convening Stakeholders to Develop and Implement Strategies to Reduce Child Labor and Improve Working Conditions.

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Global Campaign for Education    
2015 | Cambodia, Malawi, Moldova, Nicaragua, Senegal, Vietnam, South Africa

I4DI designed and implemented a performance evaluation of the $14.5 million Civil Society Education Fund (CSEF) initiative funded by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). The study was conducted across 50 countries using mixed-methods participatory approach, structured against the OECD – DAC evaluation criteria, featuring 7 case studies (spread across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and Latin America and the Caribbean), questionnaires, in-person interviews, Skype/telephone interviews and focus group discussions. The purpose of the evaluation was to support reflection on achieved effectiveness (and the challenges involved) of the approaches  

adopted in the CSEF programme and to provide evidence of the impact of CSEF’s work to support further access to funding and other forms of programme buy-in and support. Evaluation results were measured against the given CSEF results framework and corresponding conceptual theory of change designed by I4DI. The evaluation was both summative and formative, with a strong emphasis on drawing together lessons and recommendations to inform improvements and structural changes for the future of CSEF.

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