Practice Areas

In addition to the services it provides across a range of sectors, Universalia also offers specialized expertise within the following practices areas:

  • Organization and Partnership Evaluation Practice (OPP): This practice area builds on Universalia’s work on Institutional and Organizational Assessment (IOA) to include the evaluation of a wider range of organizational structures. This includes networks and partnerships given the importance of such structures in the development architecture in light of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Gender Equality and Inclusion (GE&I) Practice: This practice aims to contribute to transformative processes that advance gender equality, the empowerment and agency of women and girls with an intersectional lens. The practice supports clients in bringing about enabling environments that respect and protect human rights, and foster opportunities for inclusion and participation in economic, social, and political life for all groups of women, girls, boys, men, LGBTQI+ members, indigenous peoples, racial, ethnic, and religious minorities, migrants, refugees and displaced persons, and persons with disabilities, so that the benefits of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are accessible to all.
  • Environment, Security and Conflict Transformation (EnSect) Practice: This practice area aims to support organisations working in the field towards meeting their objectives. Firmly rooted in the international community’s vision of sustainability and peace, as articulated through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this practice reflects our multi-generational commitment to the pursuit of sustainable and equitable resource governance in conflict and post-conflict environments, advancing both human and environmental security. Universalia’s practice is anchored in our thematic and methodological expertise and leadership, drawing on diverse experts and national consultants from across the world.
  • La Francophonie Practice: This practice is dedicated to promoting Universalia's areas of expertise in the Francophonie worldwide. The practice adopts an intra & inter-practice Universalia approach in all its work, contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the Agenda 2030 and bases its work on sustainable and responsible approaches. 
  • Performance, Quality and Strategy (PQS) Practice: The PQS practice builds on Universalia’s thematic expertise across a wide range of sectors, its research credentials, and longstanding core area of work in evaluation to support organizations/institutions in improving the quality of their research and evaluations. Additionally, the PQS Practice supports a broad range of clients, including United Nations Agencies and Multilateral Development Banks, in conducting independent evaluations of Country Strategies and Programmes.