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Third-Party Monitoring Supports USAID Activities in Central Africa

Using monitoring and evaluation to improve emergency and non-emergency response

In Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic and Republic of Congo, complex emergencies have damaged citizens’ livelihoods, food security and nutritional well-being. To maximize the effectiveness of USAID’s response, we will provide third-party monitoring (TPM) and support services.

Community access is often constrained, and many factors make this an extremely challenging environment to operate in—armed conflict, large refugee and internally displaced populations, poor infrastructure and severe weather events—calling for a wide range of methods and tools to be utilized. In addition to on-site data collection, remote approaches will also be used.

Through this new USAID-funded project, we will establish independent, timely and contextualized TPM and operational support services. This will include a comprehensive range of verification and outcome monitoring, and learning services that will increase USAID and implementing partners’ understanding of the outputs, outcomes and progress, as well as challenges, successes and lessons learned.

Given the prioritization of learning and adaptation within USAID, we will contribute to ongoing learning through special studies, assessment and learning events. As part of this, we will also pilot remote data collection approaches across the three countries to develop scalable hybrid models that combine in-person and remote data collection efforts.

This project, along with three others, is implemented under the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) mechanism.

We are USAID’s largest provider of monitoring, evaluation and learning services, with a proven track record of pioneering flexible and adaptive TPM approaches in non-permissive environments, including in Nigeria, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Syria.