We have lead the development of technical proposals across all sectors and specialize in working with our partners in developing responsive M&E proposal sections. We understand the time, resource and information constraints involved in proposal development and work with our clients to manage this process.
Evidence has shown that a significant portion of failed outcomes stem from lack of understanding on the root causes of problems they seek to address in all their complexity. We employ various toolkits, frameworks and assessments to help our clients unpack problems and assess solutions. This includes problem diagnostic tools, evaluability assessments, scenario planning, cost benefit analysis. etc. We have helped organizations do this for individual projects as well as USAID missions internalize these approaches in CDCS planning and beyond.
We have lead the development of programatic M&E plans in addition to conducting independent mixed method evaluations for a variety of clients across all sectors. Our independent evaluations include data collection design (to include instruments) and oversight, sampling, analysis plans, etc. We also have rigorous data quality protocols we can adapt to client needs.
We have customizable training curriculums on Monitoring & Evaluation, Program Design, Planning, Needs Assessment as well as specialized trainings on Systems Thinking (Outcome Mapping/Harvesting, etc.), Blockchain, Adaptive Management and Evaluation Design. We have delivered these trainings to private, non-profit and government partners to include National Defense University, USAID country missions and Universities.
Our clients want to learn what is and is not working, why, and what to do about it. To help them we have helped NGO's and government partners develop learning agendas that outline what their priorities are, how to overcome barriers, how to inform decision making in a quality/timely manner and action plans to make it all work. We emphasis the cultivation of ownership, participatory processes and open culture within Learning Organizations and work with our clients to build the soft skills needed to learn.