Africa Region Capabilities

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The Institute for Development Impact (I4DI) is a
think+do tank
dedicated to advancing a data-driven, systems approach to global sustainability.

We do this by integrating strategic consulting, applied research, capacity building, and technology innovation to catalyze positive social and environmental impact. Our team partners with bold thinkers across sectors to build their capacity for evidence-informed decision-making, equipping them to manage adaptively in complex, emerging markets.

Key highlights areas:

Regional Presence Snapshot

Number of Experts by Country

Developed MEL & competence assessments for World Vision in over 8 countries in Africa.

Developed MEL system strategy for USAID Global Health Ebola Team during the Ebola crisis in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia.

Evaluated child labor projects for US Department of Labor in Ghana and Burkina Faso.

I4DI has regional offices in Senegal and Morocco

Past Performance Highlights

MERL Integrated Competence Development
2014 - 2017 | Democratic Republic of Congo & others

I4DI engaged World Vision in the Democratic Republic of Congo and other countries in East, West and Southern Africa in an initiative to develop performance management and evaluation competence in staff with programming responsibilities. The project included but was not limited to 1) establishing organization-wide competence frameworks, tailored to the needs of each national program while maintaining alignment to World

Vision’s global program management guidelines; Vision’s global program management guidelines; 2) online, country-specific MERL competence assessment of practitioners, manager, leaders and MERL experts, resulting in a comprehensive competence gap analysis; 3) development of competence development strategies based on assessment results; and, 4) sets of training tools, a training database of locally available options, and delivery of technology-enabled training by I4DI. The activities implemented resulted in improved program performance management and evaluation and have increased overall program and organizational effectiveness.


CARING Gold Mining & CLEAR II Projects
2018 - 2020 | Ghana & Burkina Faso

CARING: I4DI as subcontractor to QED was the evaluator of the CARING Gold Mining project which was focused on convening stakeholders to develop and implement strategies to reduce child labor and improve working conditions in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining(ASGM) in Ghana. CLEAR II: I4DI as subcontractor to QED was the evaluator of the CLEAR II project which provided technical support and capacity building to host government to improve legislation, monitoring and enforcement of laws and policies addressing child labor issues and the worst forms of child labor in Burkina Faso.


Endline Study & MEL Strategy for USAID GHET
2016 - 2018 | Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia

I4DI evaluated select Ebola post-response recovery activities in West Africa in 2018 for USAIDs Global Heath Ebola Team (GHET) in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and also developed a monitoring, evaluation, research and learning (MERL)strategy for post- response recovery. I4DI provided MEL analytical and design services to GHET including an assessment of GHET’s performance management systems including technology recommendations and improvement of reporting to Congress; an assessment of the evaluability of GHET’s activities; support to the completion of a comprehensive results framework and learning agenda; and

design and implementation of the performance evaluation of GHET’s Ebola Survivor activities in each country. I4DI also completed a verification of GHET’s 55 performance indicators and performed data quality assessment and verification on 74 indicators across GHET’s multi-year response.

Results. Evidence. Impact.
Economically Disadvantaged, Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB)
NAICS- 541720,541611, 541620, 541690,611710
DUNS-07-957-2985; CAGE- 78MW2; EIN- 39-4793888; DOES- 185007