ME&A to Evaluate USAID’s Social Enterprise Boost Initiative (SEBI) in Jamaica
ME&A will conduct a final performance evaluation of the Social Enterprise Boost Initiative (SEBI), a USAID-funded program in Jamaica assisting select social enterprises to become profitable businesses while providing solutions to social, environmental, and economic problems.
The purposes of the final performance evaluation are to determine whether the SEBI activity achieved its objectives (June 2012-December 2018) and gain lessons for implementation of ongoing or future USAID programs in Jamaica. The evaluation will identify implementation challenges, corrective actions to project management, and progress toward achieving expected results. Findings and recommendations from the evaluation will be used for the Local Partner Development (LPD) program, a USAID/Jamaica activity that has a social enterprise component, and Social Enterprise Jamaica (SEJA), which will carry on work in Jamaica’s social enterprise space after SEBI ends.
USAID/Jamaica awarded ME&A the task order to evaluate SEBI under the Policy, Planning and Learning-Learning, Evaluation and Research (PPL-LER) IDIQ Contract to provide evaluation, monitoring, and assessment services for USAID Missions and Offices worldwide.
ME&A provides evaluation and assessment services through multiple contract mechanisms for USAID, the U.S. Department of State, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation and has conducted more than 100 evaluations and assessments in over 40 countries.