TMG conducted an end-of-program evaluation of the Network and Capacity Building (NETCAB).
The evaluation included three interrelated activities: a review of progress made in the implementation of NETCAB and assessment of the development impact of the investment; an institutional analysis of a representative sample of beneficiary institutions; and documentation of lessons learned and best practices identified during the implementation of this program. TMG impacted the building of regional identity and a common language for environmental conservation and natural resource management by enhancing the capacity of various governmental institutions and employing data analysis techniques to evaluate effectiveness and identify best practices.
USAID’s Regional Center for South Africa (USAID/RCSA): Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Zambia.
TMG implemented a five-year M&E project for USAID/Liberia to provide a comprehensive performance management, planning, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting system for the Mission. The system measured the performance of development activities toward the achievement of development objectives. The L-MEP was also instrumental in guiding USAID/Liberia in establishing a clear, consistent information flow between the Mission and its IPs; designing a monitoring and evaluation plan for Mission activities to coordinate data gathering, analysis, and dissemination related to each activity, thereby preventing duplication and promoting synergy; and assisting USAID/Liberia to conduct evaluations of selected projects in their portfolios. During implementation, the Mission added monitoring and evaluation of its MCC Threshold Programs to the L-MEP contract and within the first few months of operation, the L-MEP increased collaboration between the USAID Mission Teams and the MCC IPs and developed a plan of action to implement DQAs. The “front-loading” of technical assistance for PMP review and database development was essential to putting in place the two most important components of the web-based information management system– a means of generating performance data with a structure for storing, manipulating, retrieving and reporting data, and the GIS platform. Based on experience gained from implementing M&E programs in Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda, L-MEP completed the development of a sophisticated online data management system, the Performance Indicator Data Base Systems (PIDS) that enabled all IPs to enter their data in a standardized format and enables USAID/Liberia to generate required performance management reports.
The purpose of this contract was to provide services for the Support for Economic Growth and Institutional Reform (SEGIR) project, specifically in the Global Business, Trade, and Investment (GBTI) sector. The IQC also allowed missions and bureaus to continue to engage in business, trade and investment work and related sector reform projects through a structured procurement process. It was aimed at building on initial SEGIR experience in addressing business, trade and investment constraints to economic growth in USAID-presence countries. The IQC was also intended to promote knowledge management and best practices by making available to USAID and its GBTI implementers all contract-related experience and reports. Finally, GBTI II focused on devising and implementing robust strategies to promote real economic growth, reduce poverty, graduate transitional countries from aid to trade, promote open competitive markets, develop the private sector, and mobilize private financing sources to supplement and eventually replace development assistance.
Under this project, TMG was responsible for strengthening the administration and delivery of an improved integrated package of Maternal and Child Health/Family Well-Being in selected prefectures in Mali. TMG also was responsible for reinforcing the capability of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Affairs to operate and maintain a national health information system in Chad. TMG provided three long-term health professionals and several short-term technical experts in specialized areas including health care management and administration, health planning, health training, health information systems, operations research, management information systems, procurement and logistics management and financial management. TMG conducted approximately $400,000 worth of in-country training assistance and off-shore training (study tours).
The EPMT’s purpose was to improve the quality and efficiency of basic education in Swaziland. Under a subcontract to IIR, TMG procured commodities required by the project, such as computers and related equipment, fax machines, graphics equipment, vehicles, office equipment and supplies, generators, textbooks and teaching supplies and other equipment and supplies. TMG also procured equipment and materials needed for in service training programs, the MOE testing unit, the research and planning unit, regional offices, and distribution centers.
TMG provided technical assistance in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) to five Teams within USAID/Tanzania, namely: 1) the Natural Resource Management Team, 2) Economic Growth Team, which includes Feed the Future; 3) the Health Team, which covers the Presidential Malaria Initiative (PMI), Maternal and Child Health and Family Planning and Reproductive Health; 4) the Education Team; and 5) the Democracy and Governance Team.The core activities of this project were to: 1) enhance and improve the functionality and usage of the Implementing Partners’ Reporting System (IPRS), and 2) improve the regularity and quality of data, both of which are necessary to enable the Mission to measure progress in achieving the objectives laid out in the Country Assistance Strategy FY 2009-2013 and to report annually on progress to USAID/Washington in the Performance Plan and Report (PPR). TMG targeted these activities by providing M&E services such as Data Quality Assessments, Enhancement of the Implementing Partner Reporting System (IPRS), and Capacity Building and Sustainability of the IPRS for local Tanzania expertise and leadership.
TMG performed onsite financial systems reviews and provided related administrative technical assistance to support the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) grant, cooperative ...