The POPTECH Project. LTG provided flexible assessment, design, evaluation, and technical assistance support to USAID Global Bureau Washington and to Regional Bureaus and Missions around the world focused on population health. This five-year contract was a global design, assessment, monitoring, and evaluation project that provided support both to Country Missions and to USAID Washington. LTG generated program designs, evaluation plans, and developed teams of staff and consultants; created instruments; fielded teams; analyzed data; and reported findings. Many tasks involved rapid planning and start-up and virtually all tasks called for a report and debriefings. LTG conducted nearly 250 assignments in Africa, the Newly Independent States, South Asia, Central America, South America, and the Near East. Information from the tasks was used to inform the development of policy and funding priorities, and for increasing program focus and improvement. In addition, many of POPTECH’s reports, tools, and resources were widely disseminated both through its interactive website and through other venues. LTG’s performance on this complex, global contract was rated as exemplary for each of the eight performance periods. The following were performance ratings for the five years with the highest possible rating being “excellent”:
SERVICES DELIVERED: Design, assessment, monitoring, evaluation, training, data analysis, final reports.
The MEDS Project. LTG supported USAID’s efforts to reduce infant and child mortality and morbidity from major preventable and treatable illnesses, and to improve children’s nutritional status in The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Design Support (MEDS) project. MEDS was a five-year, indefinite quantity contract (IQC) designed to provide the Office of Health, Infectious Diseases, and Nutrition in the Global Bureau for Health (GH/HIDN), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Regional Bureaus, and Missions, with flexible access to a vast array of technical and program evaluation expertise. MEDS provided technical and advisory services to USAID in the assessment, design, monitoring, and evaluation of projects and policies related to maternal/child health, child survival, infectious disease, MCH/HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and nutrition. MEDS staff and technical assistance teams worked with USAID staff and with overseas Missions and host-country counterparts to improve the effectiveness of USAID programs. Focused on transparency, accountability, and performance, LTG conducted nearly 150 tasks under this global contract.
SERVICES DELIVERED: Design, assessment, monitoring, evaluation, technical assistance, advisory services
- Global Bureau Washington and to Regional Bureaus and Missions around the world