ME&A | Practice Areas
ME&A is a leading SBA-certified small business providing innovative solutions for economic development and social progress throughout the world. We focus our services in seven practice areas.
ME&A, ME&L, usaid, international development, monitoring, evaluation, HICD
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Practice Areas

Monitoring, Evaluations, and Learning

ME&A has conducted more than 90 evaluations and assessments in over 40 countries worldwide. Our mixture of quantitative and qualitative monitoring, evaluation and learning (ME&L) methodologies provides clients with actionable learning insights in health, agriculture, energy, food security, HIV/AIDS, land administration, media, civilian security, economic development, natural resources management, microfinance, governance,  gender equality, and more.

ME&A’s expertise in this area covers:

  • Program evaluations and assessments
  • Mid-term and final evaluations for projects and programs
  • Impact evaluations
  • Performance monitoring
  • Performance indicator identification
  • Portfolio assessments for overall strategic planning
  • Needs gaps and needs assessments
  • Baseline surveys and focus group discussions
  • Institutional capacity development and functional reviews
  • ME&L training

Economic Growth through Regional and Local Economic Development Strategies, Business Development, Competitiveness, and Entrepreneurship

At ME&A we believe that Regional and Local Economic Development (LED) is key to sustainable growth, the reduction of poverty, and the elevation of a society’s indices of wellbeing. To develop successful LED strategies, we engage all stakeholders in participating in the process and promote a sense of ownership and commitment to sustainable entrepreneurial solutions.

ME&A’s expertise in this area covers:

  • Regional and LED strategy development, implementation, and evaluation
  • City-wide development strategies that integrate LED with other social and public service needs
  • Capital improvement plans and budgets
  • Spatial mapping, including geographic information systems (GIS), land information systems (LIS), and related technologies
  • Urban planning, zoning, and land development strategies
  • Coalition building and public-private partnerships for development
  • Policy and program analysis related to national, regional, and local systems and interrelationships for economic development
  • LED workshops and seminars

Governance, Democracy, and Public Administration

ME&A designs, implements, and evaluates development programs assisting democratic governments in becoming more fair, open, and transparent while engaging citizens, the private sector, and civil society as active partners. We also specialize in decentralization and public administration issues from a wide range of perspectives by providing practical solutions that are responsive to real operational needs.

ME&A provides services in the following specific areas:

  • National, regional, and local democracy-building programming
  • Civil society strengthening
  • Citizen participation strategies
  • Decentralization and related revenue and economic growth intergovernmental issues
  • Public management, budgeting, finance, capital improvement programming, local territorial planning, service delivery, asset management, and human resource development
  • GIS for land use planning and permitting, property tax and cadastral information, and demographic and social analysis
  • Public information and civic education campaigns
  • Legislative development
  • Elections and electoral systems

Communications and Knowledge Management

ME&A works with clients to ensure the right people, processes, and technology are in place to support knowledge exchange and achieve behavioral, attitudinal, and informational strategic communications objectives. We conduct rigorous research to understand target audiences and deliver to them usable knowledge at the right time to affect change.

ME&A’s expertise in this area covers:

  • Strategic communication campaign design, implementation, and management
  • Print and web materials, including social media, websites, videos, manuals, job aids, posters, PSAs, brochures, flyers, press releases, and articles
  • Communications and knowledge management events, such conferences, seminars, webinars, podcasts, grass roots promotional activities, and press conferences
  • Audience/stakeholder research and analysis, including surveys, focus groups, network mapping, and polling
  • Evaluation and assessment of communication and media programs

Water and Natural Resource Management

ME&A creates solutions for clients who need innovative and imaginative approaches to address water and natural resource needs throughout the world. Our expertise in this area extends across a wide spectrum of methodologies from strategic planning and design, technical support, and capacity building to data collection, assessment, analysis, knowledge management, and more.

ME&A’s services in this practice area include:

  • Integrated water resources management
  • Integrated coastal management
  • Economic growth and energy studies, plans, and management programs
  • Economic growth and environmental studies, plans, and management programs
  • Agriculture and food security
  • Water and sanitation for health
  • Local, regional, and national stakeholder engagement and management
  • Government capacity building

Human and Institutional Capacity Development

ME&A uses data-driven Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) methodologies and tools to assist public administration and municipal development officials, businesses, civil society, and other U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) partner organizations in their quests for performance excellence. Our services empower HICD recipients to better meet the needs of their countries, their citizens, and their stakeholders.

ME&A provides services in this area in:

  • Public administration and municipal development
  • International participant training
  • Business and entrepreneurial skills development
  • Human resources management
  • Training of trainers and presentation skills
  • Training needs assessment

Program and Grants Administration

ME&A is well versed in designing, managing, and administrating international and domestic programs and grants from developing eligibility criteria all the way to recipient outreach and systems assessment. Our services also include program monitoring and evaluation as well as learning conferences, seminars, and workshops.

Our expertise in this area covers:

  • Program design, implementation, and budgeting
  • Program monitoring and evaluation
  • Grant design and administration
  • Information systems design, operation, and maintenance
  • Learning conferences, seminars, and workshops