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From providing performance monitoring services in non-permissive environments like Afghanistan, Yemen and South Sudan to assisting USAID with robust strategic planning, we help our clients have the data they need at their disposal and use it to make smart programming decisions.

By mindfully connecting these processes, projects efficiently deploy resources, make evidence-based decisions and achieve performance outcomes. We are the leading provider of monitoring and evaluations services to USAID. 

Strategic Planning: Effective strategic planning enables leaders to set a clear tone at the top and guide their organizations toward achieving key outcomes and value for money.  It also provides a foundation for informed monitoring and evaluation and invites innovation and learning. We employ a breadth of tools to guide organizational greatness. 

Performance Monitoring: Performance monitoring is the first line of defense in achieving sustainable outcomes.  Most importantly, long-term monitoring helps clients collect longitudinal data to troubleshoot emerging problems. We help clients develop clear statements of intended results, establish evidence-based targets, improve data quality, and create actionable indicators. 

Comprehensive Evaluations: We have conducted more than 1000 mixed-method performance evaluations and highly rigorous impact evaluations using both experimental and quasi-experimental designs. In addition, our hybrid evaluation approach combines continuous monitoring with rapid evaluations to enable clients to make course corrections during project implementation. 

Applied Research: Our deep bench of experts helps clients identify actionable solutions to pressing policy questions. We conduct quick-turnaround studies to identify best practices and then facilitate research understanding through “Pause and Reflect” sessions, which enable clients to take deep dives into data and articulate ideas for further research.

Collaborative Learning: Our layered learning model helps clients structure results into facilitated learning forums. We employ a three-step approach, first targeting the learning questions most likely to address the identified problem, next pairing high-quality evidence/data to answer the questions, and finally undertaking a shared review process with implementing partners, donors and beneficiaries to ensure collaborative, evidence-based action.