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Evaluation, Monitoring, and Learning Services


“The purpose of monitoring, evaluation, and learning practices is to apply knowledge gained from evidence and analysis to improve development outcomes and ensure accountability for the resources used to achieve them.” United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

The USAID Evaluation, Monitoring, and Learning Services (EVAL-ME II) Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) is designed to support USAID in meeting diverse Monitoring, evaluation, and learning requirements in USAID’s Program Cycle Policy (ADS 201) and to help USAID Missions and Operating Units more effectively support countries as they become more self-reliant.

The EVAL-ME II IDIQ implementation is covered through task orders (TOs) issued on rolling bases. TOs under this mechanism fund a range of analytical services, including evaluations, performance monitoring, collaborative, learning, and adapting (CLA) and knowledge management; and monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) capacity building.

LINC leads a consortium of international organizations that works in more than 70 countries and brings breadth and death of technical expertise across key USAID sectors and cross-cutting areas. Our consortium includes: The Cloudburst Group, DevLab@Duke University, and RTI International.

The EVAL-ME II IDIQ mechanism was awarded in 2020 with a five-year buy in period, and its implementation is funded through task orders issued on a rolling basis.


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Monitoring and Evaluation Support for Adaptation (MESA) Activity

LINC is leading the $7.6 million, five-year (2022 – 2027) Monitoring and Evaluation Support for Adaptation (MESA) Activity in Mexico.

The objective of MESA is to strengthen the monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) and collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) systems and capacities within USAID/Mexico and its implementing partners, to support the implementation of USAID’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS).

MESA supports USAID and implementing partners to ensure a focus on learning and adapting, connecting the three areas of services. All services under MESA use an inclusion-based approach.

LINC’s partner under MESA is women-led, locally-based Sistemas de Inteligencia en Mercados y Opinión (SIMO).

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Ghana MEL Platform Activity

LINC is leading the $16.5 million, four-year (2022 – 2024) Ghana Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Platform activity.

The objective of the Activity to provide monitoring, evaluation, and learning support to USAID/Ghana, USAID’s implementing partners, Ghanaian academic and research institutions, and the Government of Ghana.

The MEL Platform activity represents USAID/Ghana’s flagship initiative to enhance core Mission performance management functions and strengthen the integration of evidence into USAID/Ghana programming, the collaborative relationships across USAID staff and implementing partners around learning, and in-house and partner monitoring and evaluation capacity.

LINC is implementing this activity with our partners  The Cloudburst GroupDevLab@PennISSER at the University of Ghana, and Gobin Global.

LASER Mid-Term Performance Evaluation

LINC is conducting the Mid-Term Performance Evaluation of the Long-Term Assistance and Services for Research (LASER) activity.

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 has a five-year implementation period, and its implementers consortium is led by Purdue University.

LINC is conducting this evaluation with our partners DevLab@Duke University and The Cloudburst Group.

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