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The mid-term review aimed to answer the overarching quesiton of "how well has the SDF 9 done so far?" and "what is needed to strengthen its influence in the future?". The review team conducted an in-depth desk review and key informant interview, as well field visits to Barbados (CDB headquarters),...
Formative evaluation of the sixth cycle of the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF), the principal Programme within the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) for direct poverty reduction. The Programme is designed to assist poor and vulnerable communities in ten Borrowing Member Countries. The sixth cycle of...
The Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD) contracted Universalia to develop a Training of Trainers’ (ToT) Workshop in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E). The five-day workshop was held in Barbados from March 28 to April 1, 2011. The workshop brought together all 15 staff...
The objectives of this assignment were to develop a results framework as well as developing a training workshop for all stakeholders of BNTFO so as to improve the development effectiveness of the BNTF by promotion of accountability for results. The objectives of the consultancy were: to build...
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...
CDB BNTF Team requested that operations audits be conducted in seven of the ten BNTF Offices (BNTFOs) to assess the extent to which each BNTFO’s governance structure, personnel, financial capability, management and monitoring and evaluation systems, and inter-institutional linkages allow it to...
This recent combined outcome/ impact and process evaluation of the Commonwealth’s premier instrument for development cooperation was commenced in early 2007. Universalia has been asked to asses the efficiency and effectiveness of the CFTC. As well, we have been asked to asses the relative degree of...
The objective of the evaluation is to provide evidence of meeting the commitments and undertakings set out in the Resolution and Report of the Contributors of SDF 4 and 5 and the development outcomes in the BMCs receiving loans and grants from these cycles to the Contributors, BMCs and CDB as...
Universalia assembled a multi-disciplinary team to undertake the mid-term evaluation of the Caribbean Development Bank’s premier poverty reduction programme, the Basic Needs Trust Fund (Fifth Replenishment). The assignment, which is presently in its final phases, has involved in-depth field...
The objective of this assignment was to evaluate the performance and relevance of five Regional Health Institutes (Caribbean Epidemiology Center, Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute, Caribbean Health Research Council, Caribbean Regional Drug Testing Laboratory, and Caribbean Environmental Health...

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