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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 Cities Alliance is a global coalition of cities and their development partners committed to scaling up successful approaches to poverty reduction. The Alliance brings cities together in a direct dialogue with bilateral and multilateral agencies and financial institutions and those members...
Universalia was selected to conduct the third evaluation of the infoDev Global Partnership Programme focusing on the development of innovative ICT4D approaches. The purpose of the assignment was to carry out a performance assessment of the entire infoDev program. More specifically, the evaluation’s...
In 2005, Universalia conducted an independent assessment of the ADB’s MfDR Strategy, including a review of progress in implementing the Bank’s MfDR Agenda. Prior to that, Universalia designed and delivered intensive pilot training in RBM/MfDR under RETA 6096 designed to strengthen the capacity of...
The Evaluation of Poverty Reduction Strategies (PARSEP) project is supported by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the International Development Research Center (IDRC). It aims to support the national officers who are responsible of monitoring and evaluating the Poverty...
CIDA has supported international volunteer sending efforts for more than 35 years. Currently, volunteer cooperation is funded by CIDA's Canadian Partnership Branch (CPB), and is managed by CPB's Agency Services and Canadian Relations Division. In 2004, CIDA launched the Volunteer Cooperation...
The purpose of this assessment was to review the current business processes, policies, procedures and roles governing the management of all loans from multilateral and bilateral agencies, and to design a new IT system to manage the process. The scope includes M&E and RBM, along with Grants and...
Universalia worked with Aga Khan Foundation’s $25 million Social Institutions Development Program (SIDP) to develop a monitoring and performance framework. SIDP is an 11-year program designed to improve the capacity of the citizen sector organizations and institutions to support sustainable human...
From 2002 to 2005, Universalia worked with the Evaluation Unit of the African Development Bank to design results-based management and evaluation systems to improve the development effectiveness of the Bank. The steps included an initial institutional needs/readiness assessment, followed by design...
UNCDF is a multilateral organization (US$25M) that provides grants in Least Developed Countries in two areas of programming: local governance and microfinance. The primary objective of the IIA was to assess whether UNCDF was performing as an effective, efficient, and sustainable organization that...

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