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 work closely with stakeholders and end-users of our products to understand their objectives, programmatic theories of change, and impact pathways, and thereby ensure utilization of research.

Key capacity areas:

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

Highlights from I4DI's Evaluation Capability

4DI is home to leading experts in research and evaluation who are dedicated to the evolution and sharing of best practices. Our extensive network of consultants and partner organizations enable us to generate high quality data in remote and complex corners of the globe

We apply a systems lens to research and evaluation, ensuring products and solutions are appropriate for the culture and contexts where we operate

I4DI has demonstrated expertise across more than 19 sectors including Education, Resilience, Human Rights, Gender Equality, & Economic Development

I4DI has deep ties to a broad base of public and private sector organizations that has enabled us to influence decision-making at prominent institutions including USAID, the United Nations, the World Bank, Gap Inc., and Mars Inc., among many others

Performance Highlights

Women + Water Global Development Alliance
2017 - 2022 | India

I4DI is the independent evaluator, research, and learning partner of the USAID/Gap Inc. funded Women + Water Global Development Alliance (W+W GDA), a five-year initiative that aims to improve and sustain the well-being of women in cotton-growing communities in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh in India. Through I4DI-led baseline, midline, and endline studies, I4DI has worked with over 2000 women in cotton-growing communities to identify their current water and resource management practices. Data collected by I4DI from these communities has helped Gap Inc. and GDA partners develop actionable climate adaptive solutions to help farmers and women in communities improve their cotton cultivation.

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Impact Analysis on Business Environment Reforms
2018 | Bosnia & Herzegovina

I4DI conducted an impact analysis in Bosnia and Herzegovina to better comprehend the impact of business environment reforms at the sub-national level. The evaluation team deployed a randomized control trial at baseline to test the impacts of the intervention in 18 treatment municipalities and 2 cantons versus 20 localities in the control group to assess program impact. The project provided the IFC with a better understanding of the conditions influencing the collaboration between the public and private sector to help improve business reforms that will drive growth in the region.

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USAID U.S. Global Development Lab
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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United Nations Cooperation Strategy
2016 - 2020 |  UNDP Turkey

I4DI conducted an impact analysis in Bosnia and Herzegovina to better comprehend the impact of business environment reforms at the sub-national level. The evaluation team deployed a randomized control trial at baseline to test the impacts of the intervention in 18 treatment municipalities and 2 cantons versus 20 localities in the control group to assess program impact. The project provided the IFC with a better understanding of the conditions influencing the collaboration between the public and private sector to help improve business reforms that will drive growth in the region.

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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 main objective of this formative evaluation was to critically assess the strategies applied in the current Country Programme (CP) against the standard evaluation criteria adopted by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and inform the design and provide recommendations for the development of the new Country Programme Document (CPD) 2021–2025 between UNICEF and the Government of the Republic of Serbia.

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Evaluation of USDA Trade-Safe Project 

2020-21 | Dominican Republic

I4DI served as the independent evaluator of the U.S Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Trade Safe (Tra-Sa) Project in the Dominican Republic, implemented by the International Executive Service Corps (IESC). Tra-Sa aimed to improve the efficiency, coordination, and transparency of the trade, commercialization, and safety of food and agricultural products by supporting the implementation of science and risk-based sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures, standards, and regulations. I4DI conducted baseline, midline, and endline studies, providing IESC and USDA performance monitoring data to annually track actual results against planned targets, validate and revisit assumptions that were made in the project design, monitor the assumptions during the project implementations, and also identify potential threats to project success.

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Global Technical Assistance Projects
2019 | Department of Labor, 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 (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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Economically Disadvantaged, Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB)
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