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Universalia has been recruited to conduct an evaluation of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) agricultural biotechnology policy and advocacy grants portfolio.
The evaluation will assess changes in the enabling environment for biotechnology in Sub-Saharan Africa and the extent to which...
Over the past nine years, the BMGF has made significant investments in advocacy for African agricultural development without any formal, comprehensive evaluation to measure the effectiveness and impact of these investments. Universalia was contracted by the BMGF to conduct an evaluation of the...
 
A consortium led Universalia and including Itad and R4D was mandated by the World Bank to design and implement country-level evaluations of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) in 2017-2020, in line with the results & measurement component of the 2016-2020 GPE strategy. GPE is the...
In 2011, in consultation with donors, OCHA instituted an evaluation policy to conduct triennial global evaluations of country-based pooled funds. As such, a global evaluation of the Emergency Response Funds (ERFs) will be conducted in 2012, replacing individual ERF evaluations periodically...
Universalia was contracted to carry out the evaluation of UNIFEM’s partnerships with regional organizations. This is a corporate evaluation and is undertaken as part of the 2008 evaluation plan of the Evaluation Unit. Given the recent growth in partnerships with regional organizations, this...
Under two contracts, Universalia conducted first a context and readiness assessment for results-based management within the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), and then assisted NBI in creating a results-based system. This assignment involved assisting NBI in developing an LFA for the overall initiative,...
The Policy and Human Resources Development (PHRD) Fund was established in 1990 through a joint agreement between the World Bank and the Government of Japan. This is the largest Trust Fund of the World Bank. The Fund’s fundamental objective is to alleviate poverty by developing capacity. PHRD has...
IGAD is a regional economic block based in the Horn of Africa. CIDA had been supporting IGAD for over 20 years, but had never evaluated the organization. Given’s CIDA’s interest in the Horn of Africa, it commissioned an institutional assessment of IGAD to assess the effectiveness of previous...
The African Virtual University (AVU) is an e-learning body established to increase access to tertiary level education through the application of information and communications technologies. This 2004 assignment utilised Institutional and Organisational Assessment techniques to conduct a formative...
Universalia was commissioned to carry out an organizational assessment of UNHCR with a focus on human resources management, organizational strategy, financial management and field operations review. This review provided an independent assessment of the effectiveness and efficiency of UNHCR...