ME&A | USAID Feed the Future Global Program Evaluation for Effectiveness and Learning (PEEL)
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USAID Feed the Future Global Program Evaluation for Effectiveness and Learning (PEEL)

Project Snapshot

CLIENT: U.S. Agency for International Development

COUNTRY: Worldwide

PRACTICE AREA: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

SUBCONTRACTORS: ICF International, NORC, and Abt Associates

TIME PERIOD: 2016 TO 2021

PEEL evaluations of Feed the Future programs worldwide

Overview

The Feed the Future Global Program Evaluation for Effectiveness and Learning (PEEL) supports USAID’s Feed the Future (FTF) Initiative through population-based surveys and performance and impact evaluations. These services allow USAID to better understand how FTF activities are being implemented, how well they are performing, and how they are perceived by beneficiaries.

Activities

To effectively evaluate FTF activities, PEEL applies population-based surveys, performance and impact evaluations, and qualitative and quantitative methodologies and tools. PEEL staff and consultants provide expertise in designing, planning, and implementing the population-based surveys and the mid-term and final evaluations. PEEL contributions include population and sample designs, supervisor training, enumerators for data collection, expert data analysis, and professional presentations of findings.

To date, PEEL has conducted 18 performance evaluations in 31 countries. These studies provide evidence to USAID on whether or not targeted outcomes in support of FTF objectives are being met, what impacts they have, and whether their approaches are cost-effective. PEEL’s work in monitoring and evaluating programs gives FTF a clearer picture of how beneficiaries perceive activities and provides a deeper understanding of activities implementation and how they perform in the country context. The benefits of PEEL’s work don’t stop with USAID, however. PEEL contributes to building the capacity of host country institutions, missions, and USAID implementing partners.

FTF is the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative. It addresses the root causes of hunger and poverty through partnerships and innovation. USAID leads the FTF’s interagency coordination and field implementation in 12 target countries.

Copies of PEEL evaluations can be found in the USAID Development Experience Clearinghouse.

Funding

USAID awarded the five-year $38 million PEEL task order contract to ME&A in 2016 under the Policy, Planning and Learning-Learning, Evaluation and Research (PPL-LER) IDIQ Contract, which provides evaluation, monitoring, and assessment services for USAID Missions and Offices worldwide.