Completed Projects

Mali

USAID/Policy, Planning and Learning | Mid-term Performance Evaluation of USAID Mali SIRA

January – May 2020 Through the USAID Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning Eval-ME IDIQ, The Mitchell Group, Inc. (TMG), EdIntersect, and Le Centre de Promotion de la Citoyenneté pour un Développement Durable à la Base (CEPROCIDE) partnered to conduct a mid-term performance evaluation of the USAID Mali Selective Integrated Reading Activity (SIRA). USAID/Mali partnered with the ministry of education in Mali on SIRA. The program’s objectives are to 1) improve early grade reading instruction; 2) improve early grade reading delivery systems; and, 3) increase support for early grade reading by parents, the community and private groups. The mid-term performance…

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Room to Read | EGRA Data Analysis and Tool Development

August – December 2019 Room to Read uses the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) tool to evaluate the outcomes of its literacy program in different countries across Asia and Africa. Room to Read creates the EGRA tool in each of these countries with the help of local language experts and finalizes the tool after thorough testing and revisions. In 2019, Room to Read created fresh EGRA tools for its program countries in Southeast Asia (Laos), South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, and Nepal), and Africa (South Africa and Tanzania). The EGRA tool is developed and piloted by country program and…

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Plan International | Development of Inclusive Quality Education Indicators

October  – December 2019 Plan International was undertaking work on a monitoring and evaluation framework, which had led to 15 indicators selected for molding into a set of inclusive quality education indicators for use by Plan’s programs in country offices globally. Plan sought the support of EdIntersect to review and refine the draft indicators, recognizing that Plan’s programming is concerned with social norms and thus has a strong interest in qualitative indicators rather than standard education indicators that may not often measure what Plan focuses on in their programming. The work Plan wanted to measure was taking place across 50…

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Mali

USAID Mali | Baseline Evaluation for Girls’ Leadership & Empowerment through Education (GLEE)

October 2018 – March 2019 EdIntersect served as the prime contractor on this award from Winrock International to conduct the baseline evaluation of this USAID-funded girls’ leadership, empowerment, and education program in Mali. Together with its subcontractors, School-to-School International and Le Centre d’Etudes et de Recherche sur l’Information en Population et Santé (CERIPS), EdIntersect conducted the project baseline study for Mali GLEE, which aims to increase girls’ educational opportunities. GLEE was a three-year project from 2018 to 2020 implemented by Winrock International that aimed to increase access to education for adolescent girls aged 10–18 in target areas of the Kayes…

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Banyan Tree Foundation | Design and Evaluation Refinement for Adolescent Education Programs

December 2015 – February 2016 EdIntersect worked with grantee organizations of the Banyan Tree Foundation in Kenya and Sierra Leone to refine activities and outcomes for remediation and life skills interventions as part of their adolescent program strategies. The Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) and Defence for Children International of Sierra Leone (DCI-SL) are moving into more focused work with upper primary and lower secondary schoolchildren to ensure smooth transitions into studies beyond early primary school and to meet the particular needs of adolescents.

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Banyan Tree Foundation | Workshop on Education Programs for Adolescents

August  – October 2015 EdIntersect designed and facilitated a human-centered design workshop with grantee organizations from Kenya, Sierra Leone, Nepal, and Ethiopia on mentorship and leadership-focused work. The overarching goal was to bring all country teams to the workshop site in northern Virginia to gain greater insight in designing programs with and for adolescents. These programs were intended to drive academic progress, in particular reading and numeracy remediation, and to mitigate dropout in upper primary school and secondary school. EdIntersect prepared the workshop taking into account the current work of each grantee in early primary programming, sustainability, and monitoring and…

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UKAID | Midterm Evaluation of Improving Girls’ Access through Transforming Education (IGATE)

May – October 2015 EdIntersect developed the proposal with Miske Witt & Associates in response to World Vision, the UK Department of International Development’s (DFID) implementing organization for the IGATE program in Zimbabwe. As part of the midterm evaluation team, EdIntersect developed reading passages, EGRA adaptation, and household survey consultation, and provided training and technology support in programming and using Tangerine. IGATE was implemented by World Vision and CARE.

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USAID MEASURE/Evaluation | Training Manual and Materials for Data Collectors for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (for designated essential survey indicators)

April – July 2015 Working with USAID’s MEASURE Evaluation project and Palladium, EdIntersect developed essential training elements for the monitoring, evaluation, and reporting (MER) guidance for the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) with a set of outcome indicators for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) programs. These outcome indicators were designated as essential survey indicators, thus PEPFAR requires countries to collect these indicators biennially. USAID’s Global Health Bureau administers PEPFAR and the MEASURE Evaluation IDIQ with Palladium as one of the implementing partners.

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Mali

Save the Children US | Gender Analysis of Education Programs

April – June 2015 EdIntersect provided recommendations on how Save the Children’s Sponsorship Program guidance in basic education and early childhood care and development can meet Save the Children’s minimum standard of gender sensitivity and thus advance gender equality for girls and boys. EdIntersect conducted document review, key informant interviewing virtually with global staff in the US, Canada, and the UK, as well as interviewing in person with Bamako and Sikasso staff in Mali, field visits to schools with teacher and parent focus groups and classroom observations in Mali, and reporting and presentations for key stakeholders.

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CARE USA | Consultative Workshop on Girls’ Education & Empowerment

January  – February 2015 EdIntersect used human-centered design to facilitate, synthesize, and provide final products for the Girls’ Education & Empowerment Consultative Meeting with CARE education, health, livelihoods and country office staff from 9 countries, as well as key external partners and donors from literacy, gender, youth, social inclusion, and tech organizations. Through this consultative process, EdIntersect and the partners developed a theory of change for guidance in CARE’s 2015-2020 programming. The workshop final report from EdIntersect was circulated to all involved partners and disseminated across the girls’ education and empowerment community.

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