LINC has been awarded the “Mid-Term Performance Evaluation of Long-Term Assistance and Services for Research (LASER)” Task Order under the PPL Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Services Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (EVAL ME II IDIQ).
The goal of the Evaluation is to improve USAID’s Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI)/Innovation, Technology, and Research Hub/Research Division’s (ITR/R) understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of LASER in terms of design, partnership choices, implementing mechanism, benefits to stakeholders, and mission engagement.
The LASER activity was launched to support long term research efforts that address specific development needs identified by USAID. LASER aims to leverage the unique aptitudes of Higher Education Institutions to develop innovative and cross-sectoral solutions to development challenges across the globe. LASER has a five-year implementation period, and its implementers consortium is led by Purdue University.
For more information on this activity, please contact Patrick Lohmeyer.
*The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) administers the U.S. foreign assistance program providing economic and humanitarian assistance in more than 80 countries worldwide.