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Mid-Term Evaluation of the Ethiopia Sanitary Phyto-Sanitary Standards and Livestock and Meat Marketing Program (SPS-LMM)

Mid-Term Evaluation of the Ethiopia Sanitary Phyto-Sanitary Standards and Livestock and Meat Marketing Program (SPS-LMM)

The Ethiopia Sanitary & Phyto-Sanitary Standards and Livestock & Meat Marketing Program (SPS-LMM) was designed to help Ethiopia increase meat and live animal exports; thereby contributing to market-led economic growth, poverty reduction, and improved livelihoods for Ethiopian livestock producers. SPS-LMM was implemented under a Cooperative Agreement with the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station of the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS). TMG formed the SPS-LMM Evaluation Team to collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative information on performance, and assess the progress towards meeting program objectives as reflected in key indicators and targets. The Team reviewed program documents and reports, and gathered additional information during interviews with implementing partners and stakeholders, and site visits to locations where activities are being implemented. In all, TMG gathered insight into program effectiveness; management, coordination and partnership; relevance; and the prospects for sustainability.

Apr , 4
Ethiopia Evaluation of the Urban Agriculture Program for HIV/AIDS Affected Women and Children

Ethiopia Evaluation of the Urban Agriculture Program for HIV/AIDS Affected Women and Children

TMG assessed achievements, impacts and challenges in reaching the three program objectives: (a) improvement of nutritional status of HIV/AIDS affected families; (b) improvement of income levels for these families; and (c) improvement of skills and alternative livelihoods. The UA program was part of the U.S. response package for Ethiopia that included substantial PEPFAR funding. TMG employed an evaluation team that met with stakeholders in Addis Ababa and representatives with 15 implementing partners and undertook field work covering 5 IPs to assess the program’s organizational performance, achievements, cost efficiency, sustainability and linkages with other services, and capacity building and monitoring and evaluation efforts.

Apr , 4
The Ethiopian Sheep and Goat Productivity Improvement Program (ESGPIP)

The Ethiopian Sheep and Goat Productivity Improvement Program (ESGPIP)

TMG conducted an evaluation of the Ethiopia Sheep and Goat Productivity Improvement Program (ESGPIP), implemented by Prairie View A&M University to reduce constraints to the increased productivity of small ruminants in Ethiopia. TMG collected and analyzed quantitative and qualitative information on performance, and assessed the progress towards meeting program objectives as reflected in key indicators and targets. The team reviewed program documents and reports, and gathered additional information during interviews with implementing partners, and site visits to locations where activities are being implemented. TMG obtained insight into implementing partner performance and expectations; the effectiveness and expected impact of KDA, SDSP, and producer training; and the potential for program sustainability.

Apr , 4
The Ethiopian Dairy Development Program (EDDP)

The Ethiopian Dairy Development Program (EDDP)

TMG conducted the evaluation of this five-year activity that was implemented by a consortium of partners including Land O’ Lakes (LoL), World Wide Sires (WWS), and Hundee. The collaborating partners in the implementation of EDDP include the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MoARD), the Netherlands Development Organization (SNV) and Integrating Producers and Market Systems (IPMS) among others at the federal, regional and Woreda levels. TMG assessed the progress made towards the objectives of the EDDP and provided recommendations for meeting targets based on reprioritizing program activities, approaches and focus where appropriate. The Evaluation team met with a number of institutional and value chain stakeholders to collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data that focused on the objectives of this assessment that addressed the key questions posed for this evaluation.

Apr , 4
Ethiopia: The Agribusiness and Trade Expansion Program (ATEP)

Ethiopia: The Agribusiness and Trade Expansion Program (ATEP)

TMG conducted the mid-term evaluation of the USAID-funded Agribusiness and Trade Expansion Program (ATEP) that was launched by Fintrac Inc. in partnership with various international and local subcontractors. ATEP represented the next step in USAID/Ethiopia’s overarching goal to further develop a private sector perspective in Ethiopian agribusiness at the same time as increasing rural incomes and employment. The evaluation provided Fintrac independent feedback on its activities and ways to maximize program impacts and help ensure sustainability of ATEP activities.

Apr , 4
Business, Environment, Agriculture, and Trade (BEAT) Mid-Term Evaluation of Cross-Cutting Themes

Business, Environment, Agriculture, and Trade (BEAT) Mid-Term Evaluation of Cross-Cutting Themes

TMG conducted mid-term evaluations of three USAID/Ethiopia BEAT projects: the Agribusiness and Trade Expansion Program (ATEP) implemented by Fintrac, Inc., the Ethiopian Dairy Development Program (EDDP) implemented by Land O’ Lakes, and the Ethiopian Sheep and Goat Productivity Improvement Program (ESGPIP) implemented by Prairie View A&M Research Foundation. TMG demonstrated the value of current organizational structures, assessed progress made towards achieving indicators that measured performance and program results, determined the influence of these projects on government policy, process, or administration, and revealed effectiveness of methodologies and outputs.

Apr , 4
Egypt Intellectual Property Rights Assistance (IPRA) Property Evaluation

Egypt Intellectual Property Rights Assistance (IPRA) Property Evaluation

Under this task order, TMG evaluated the impact and effectiveness of IPRA’s technical assistance in the area and processes for strengthening intellectual property rights protection. To assess the impact and effectiveness of IPRA, the evaluation team conducted in-person interviews with upper management GOE personnel from the MTI regarding trademarks and industrial designs as well as intellectual property rights enforcement; the MALR regarding plant variety and general intellectual property protection and licensing; the MHESR regarding patents; the MCMC regarding copyright; the Egyptian Council of State regarding the judiciary’s role in intellectual property rights enforcement; and the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) within the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology regarding computer software protection. To gain insight about how IPRA-assisted changes in the organization and practices of the various GOE intellectual property rights agencies affected persons other than GOE personnel, TMG also conducted interviews using participatory methods with intellectual property agents and attorneys as well as interested representatives of businesses.

Apr , 4
Egypt Assistance for Trade Reform (ATR) Evaluation

Egypt Assistance for Trade Reform (ATR) Evaluation

TMG undertook this evaluation to address the broad question as to the extent to which institutional capacity in the Egyptian Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI), and coordination with the other directly concerned ministries have been strengthened sufficiently to adequately meet the World Trade Organization (WTO) challenges, as well as to design and implement trade liberalization and facilitation. The work of the team was highly praised and noted as the standard for future evaluations.

Apr , 4
Uganda Feed the Future Program Design

Uganda Feed the Future Program Design

TMG carried out the design of the Feed the Future program in Uganda. TMG defined new programs under the Feed the Future core investment areas of increasing agricultural productivity; reducing trade and transport barriers; promoting sound market-based principles for agriculture; accelerating participation of the very poor in rural growth; improving climate change and natural resource management; improving nutrition for women and children; and increasing effectiveness of humanitarian assistance.

Apr , 4
Kosovo Evaluation of the Cluster Business Support Program

Kosovo Evaluation of the Cluster Business Support Program

TMG conducted an end of program evaluation of the USAID/Kosovo Cluster Business Support Program (KCBS). The aim was to identify and recommend the most promising areas and activities for stimulating business and agricultural development. The evaluation highlighted program accomplishments, shortcomings, and lessons learned. It also discussed the effectiveness of coordination of USAID activities with international development institutions working in Kosovo with the goal of helping to guide future planning and implementation of USAID/Kosovo private sector programs.

Apr , 4