USAID Feed the Future Global Program Evaluation for Effectiveness and Learning (PEEL)
CLIENT: U.S. Agency for International Development
PRACTICE AREA: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
SUBCONTRACTORS: ICF International, NORC, and Abt Associates
TIME PERIOD: 2016 TO 2021
The Feed the Future Global Program Evaluation for Effectiveness and Learning (PEEL) supports USAID’s Feed the Future (FTF) Initiative through population-based surveys, performance and impact evaluations, and other evaluative studies. These services allow USAID to better understand how Feed The Future activities are being implemented, how well they are performing, and how they are perceived by beneficiaries.
To effectively evaluate Feed The Future 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, expert data analysis, and professional presentations of findings.
PEEL has carried out 20 activities in more than 30 countries. These studies provide evidence to USAID on whether or not targeted outcomes in support of Feed The Future objectives are being met, what impacts they have, and whether their approaches are cost-effective. PEEL’s work in monitoring and evaluating programs gives Feed The Future 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.
Feed The Future 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 Feed The Future’s interagency coordination and field implementation in 12 target countries.
Copies of PEEL evaluations can be found in the USAID Development Experience Clearinghouse.
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.