SCS Global’s purpose is to identify and develop effective, evidence-based approaches to strengthen civil society and media organizations as key actors in the development process. SI’s role on this award is to support rigorous Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning in SCS implementation.
SI is working with Palladium and USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL) to deliver on-demand monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) training for USAID staff at headquarters and overseas Missions.
SI developed a Results Framework and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system for the USDA Cochran Fellowship Program (CFP). CFP brings professionals from developing countries to the United States for two week trainings on agricultural production and food processing. SI also trained CFP staff on understanding the Results Framework and M&E tools to improve program management.
USAID’s Bureau for Management, Office of Management Services (M/MS) engaged Social Impact from 2015-17 to finalize and roll out new strategic plans and corresponding performance metrics for three of its stakeholder groups, including Executive Officers (EXOs) at USAID overseas Missions. In addition, SI is advising M/MS on change management for the successful implementation of these new Operations Strategies and metrics.
Social Impact provides technical assistance and capacity building support to the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Ghana Education Service (GES) to develop a systematic, and responsive monitoring and evaluation system. The support is aimed at helping the Government of Ghana to achieve its basic education sector priorities, specifically for improving primary school reading performance.
Social Impact is conducting an impact evaluation of the Millennium Challenge Account Tanzania Water Sector Project. The project rehabilitated and upgraded water treatment plans in urban Morogoro and Dar es Salaam to improve water supply and quality. The evaluation is focused on learning whether there were improvements in the quantity, reliability, and quality of the water supply. The evaluation also looks at how people used water, their choices for drinking water, and how much they spent related to water.
SI is collaborating with USAID, academics, sector specialists, and research firms to conduct evaluations and research into activities such as government service delivery and accountability, supporting independent media, and citizen security. SI is measuring how these activities impact democracy, human rights, and governance around the world.