Social Impact is conducting an ex-post impact evaluation of the Millennium Challenge Account Lesotho water sector activities. The evaluation will focus on the quantity, reliability, and quality of the water supply to urban domestic, industrial, and commercial consumers. It also looks at how new and rehabilitated infrastructure has affected the operations of the local utility.
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 impact and performance evaluations of the MCC El Salvador Compact infrastructure activities. These activities were part of the Community Development Activity and Connectivity Project and included water and sanitation, rural electrification, and connectivity projects.
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.
The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) engaged SI to conduct an impact evaluation of its Mongolia Energy and Environment Project (EEP). This evaluation focused on a subsidy program for energy-efficient household heating stoves. The stoves were designed to reduce air pollution, fuel consumption and health costs.
SI supports the U.S. Department of State in using performance management best practices, including evaluation. Our work helps the Department achieve the most effective U.S. foreign policy outcomes and greater accountability to the American people.
Social Impact is implementing a nationally and regionally representative survey to help MCC design the Kosovo Threshold Program. The study explores labor force participation, with a strong focus on measuring formal and informal employment, vulnerable employment, underemployment, and entrepreneurship. The study also aims to shed light on factors inhibiting participation in the labor market, how Kosovans use their time, and how gender norms affect women’s labor force participation.
SI is providing USAID teams in the Balkans with a wide range of monitoring, evaluation, and learning services through this five-year indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contract. This work will help increase understanding of the impact of USAID activities and inform future decision making.
SI is conducting an impact evaluation and annual stakeholder analyses of the USAID/Malawi five-year mission-wide Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS).
Social Impact is designing and implementing a longitudinal study to examine the effects of the USAID-funded Youth Development Resource Centers in the West Bank. The Youth Cohort Study will also gauge the capacity of the Centers as epicenters for youth development, and inform programming in the region that is tailored to the Palestinian context.