USAID awarded ME&A the USAID/Central Asia Learning from Evaluations and Assessments for Development (LEAD) Activity, a five-year Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract with an $8 million ceiling, in August 2018. The IDIQ for external/independent special studies covers five Central Asian republics: Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan.
The contract is meant to assist USAID/Central Asia and its partners and stakeholders in generating empirical data as well as fostering a participatory approach to knowledge management and learning to strengthen results and improve evidence-based programming. This, in turn, is expected to promote more effective use of USAID development assistance resources and provide greater transparency. It has three objectives:
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