ME&A | USAID/Central Asia Learning from Evaluations and Assessments for Development (LEAD)
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LEAD

USAID/Central Asia Learning from Evaluations and Assessments for Development

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:

  • Conduct various types of special studies required throughout the program cycle
  • Support and/or provide services to the Mission’s staff as well as implementing partners and/or stakeholders to ensure appropriate use of empirical data and evidence to improve programming at all levels
  • Meaningfully engage and strengthen the capacity of USAID/Central Asia, relevant partners/stakeholders, and local organizations and/or individual experts in relation to research, evaluation, and use of empirical data to improve development programming

Contact: Chris Coffman at ccoffman@engl.com.

ME&A conducts evaluations and assessments in more than 40 countries