We are pleased to announce the opening of our newest field office in Indonesia. Our team based in Jakarta will conduct an innovative, two-year developmental evaluation of USAID/Indonesia’s flagship maternal and newborn health activity, Jalin.

Chris Thompson will serve as Team Leader for our field office. Coming from our SI’s headquarters, Mr. Thompson has 12 years of experience leading monitoring, evaluation and learning for USAID-funded activities in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

Our team will build on three years of supporting USAID to conduct developmental evaluations, including through its Developmental Evaluation Pilot Activity – Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning Innovations. Developmental evaluation, or DE, is a utilization-focused approach to understanding programs operating in complex environments with a focus on strategic learning and adaption.

In Indonesia, SI will deliver findings and recommendations that generate lessons learned and rapid course corrections for USAID/Jalin. The continuous evaluation aims to promote learning and adaptive management to help USAID and its partners achieved their objectives of reduced maternal and newborn mortality and improved maternal and newborn services reaching the poorest and most vulnerable.

SI Executive Vice President Kerry Bruce commented, “We’re pleased to be bringing our developmental evaluation expertise to Indonesia. The USAID Mission is taking a bold step using the innovative DE method to improve maternal and newborn health in Indonesia. We look forward to being a part of this important work.”