USAID Africa Bureau’s Office of Sustainable Development (AFR/SD) and USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Trade (EGAT) Support Services Project
Under this contract, TMG used its extensive experience in designing and implementing M&E plans to increase the relevance, efficiency, and time- and cost-effectiveness of data collection and analysis, enabling USAID development objective (DO) managers, project managers and mission directors to improve the performance of USAID activities. TMG developed performance standards, performance monitoring plans and indicators for annual reports and USAID’s consolidated reporting system to track progress. TMG reviewed missions’ annual reports and country strategy papers to ensure that they are compatible with overall agency and bureau goals. TMG also developed scopes of work, selected evaluators and managed the evaluation process, as well as conducting evaluations and data quality assessments of annual report indicators. Furthermore, as part of its M&E activities, TMG provided key data collection and reporting support to AFR/SD and EGAT by maintaining a database and tracking system to monitor activities and pinpoint the status of projects on an ongoing basis. TMG was also responsible for publication and dissemination of a series of technical papers on agricultural and environmental issues and outcomes, along with assisting with documents in other sectors. TMG’s staff also edited the entire five-year strategic plan for AFR/SD, congressional presentations, annual report review documents, inter-agency agreements, conference programs and proceedings, trip reports, briefing papers, Web pages, memos (including action memos), letters, forms, brochures in English and French, questionnaires, and newsletters.