SI provides a range of evaluation solutions that optimize design and methods based on the evaluation question that needs to be answered and within the available resource envelope.
Evaluation is a critical tool for evidence-based decision making, promoting program effectiveness, and optimizing investments. Evaluations improve the functioning of specific projects and promote larger objectives like organizational learning, performance improvement, and accountability. With near limitless options representing different points on a rigor/cost spectrum, the identification of the most appropriate design and methods is critical to the efficient use of evaluation resources.
With over 50 full-time evaluators and close relationships with leading consultants and research partners, we have the experience and capabilities to successfully deliver any evaluation in any context. Over the last 25 years we have completed hundreds of performance evaluations, dozens of impact evaluations, and have been at the forefront of advances in developmental evaluation (DE), where we’ve become USAID’s primary DE partner. We field multi-disciplinary teams and train team leaders to conduct efficient, rigorous evaluations that ensure objectivity, accuracy, and reproducibility.
Our evaluations have improved the efficiency and efficacy of hundreds of programs worldwide from improving child protection systems to establishing the evidence base for innovative learning approaches at the primary school level to testing and scaling innovative programs in health.