Examination Of Capacity-Building Programs
Member states forming the United Nations donate hundreds of millions of dollars every year to pursue their particular aid mandate. The United Nations is entrusted to design, develop and execute programs in support of its members’ mandates in correlation with what it deems necessary based on a comprehensive assessment of community needs all over the world.
It is an intricate process that involves many stakeholders across many jurisdictions for any one program. To maximize the effectiveness of these development programs, donations are conditional on having executors (UN) evaluate the outcome of their efforts upon program termination.
We evaluate multi-national programs designed to build capacity in developing nations.
We conduct focus groups and interviews locally, on the ground, within the communities that have undergone the program.
We study the rationale of capacity building programs by analyzing the needs assessments that form the basis of their design. We produce research notes with simple, actionable recommendations for improving the accessibility, utility, equality, and sustainability of services for individuals.
Program Effectiveness Index (PEI)
We rank the performance of programs, and ergo the non-government organizations that implement them, by how well they achieved the outcome they were designed to achieve.