Through the "USAID Learns" activity, Social Impact is supporting USAID/Vietnam to streamline monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) capacity across Mission teams, increase hands-on capacity building for local organizations and entities, implement innovative approaches, increase effective collaboration among stakeholders, and develop a highly utilized M&E system.
SI is conducting a 3.5-year developmental evaluation of USAID’s flagship investment in maternal and newborn health in Indonesia, Jalin. We promote continuous learning and adaptive management to help USAID and its implementing partners to achieve Jalin’s targets and objectives.
SI conducted multiple performance evaluations of health projects for USAID/Zimbabwe. These evaluations provided valuable insights into strengthening private sector health services, maternal and child health programs, and the Tuberculosis CARE project.
SI worked with the Office of Transition Initiatives at USAID to assess and improve the effectiveness of the Ukraine Confidence Building Initiative. This initiative works to increase citizen support for and participation in the development of a modern, inclusive Ukrainian identity and improve the confidence and engagement in local reform processes.
Social Impact evaluated several USAID/India health projects. Using quantitative and qualitative analysis, interviews and focus group discussions in the field, process mapping, document reviews and assessments, SI examined health behaviors, family planning policies, health centers, AIDS prevention, and more. SI contributed to a better understanding of the impact of health projects and opportunities for innovative programs and policies.
SI conducted an evaluation of USAID/Uganda’s U-Bridge program, which offers residents the opportunity to send text messages to district officials about service delivery concerns. Implemented by RTI International, the project aims to improve political communication, increase government engagement, and improve public services.
Water Communications and Knowledge Management Project (CKM) is conducting a series of independent ex-post performance evaluations of USAID water and sanitation programs for the USAID Bureau of Economic Growth, Education and Environment’s Water Office (E3/W). Through the Water and Development Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Contract, SI is supporting the monitoring and evaluation activities of the project.
SI works with the Office of Democracy and Governance at USAID/Bangladesh to improve the effectiveness of its activities. These activities support democratic processes, strengthen local governance and political parties, combat trafficking in persons, and address gender-based violence and human rights abuses.
Developmental Evaluation Pilot Activity - Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning Innovations (DEPA-MERL) is the first major effort to pilot Developmental Evaluation (DE) at USAID. The DE approach is designed to support learning and strategic adaptation of innovative projects, programs, or activities, untested theories of change, and/or implementation in complex contexts.