Social Impact is working with the USAID Middle East (ME) Bureau to conduct a variety of multi-country research and technical support activities in the Middle East and North Africa, which address pressing issues in the education sector.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MCC’s Jordan Compact aimed to increase the supply of fresh water to homes and businesses in Zarqa Governorate, improving economic growth and quality of life. Social Impact is implementing a rigorous, quasi-experimental impact evaluation designed to measure individual and synergistic impacts of three water projects in the Compact.
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.
Social Impact assisted USAID’s Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG) in a targeted research project to better understand how and why different technical sectors such as health, agriculture, and education are integrating common DRG principles (e.g. participation, inclusion, transparency, and accountability) into their programs.
SI is enhancing the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) capacity of USAID Missions in Asia and providing recommendations to improve and shape future USAID programming in the Asia region.
SI supplements the monitoring and program management efforts of USAID/Lebanon to evaluate program performance in the country. The information SI gathers and program support services we provide through this project help the Mission make informed decisions and improves the management of Implementing Partners’ performance.