INNOVATIVE THINKING
RIGOROUS APPROACHES
REAL WORLD IMPACT

 

Project

USAID Monitoring and Evaluation Support Activity in Bosnia and Herzegovina (MEASURE-BiH I and II)

Official Title
USAID Monitoring and Evaluation Support Activity in Bosnia and Herzegovina (MEASURE-BiH I and II)
Location(s)
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)
Dates
09/2014–09/2024
Market
International Development
Services
Program Evaluations
Client
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Methodologies
Impact Evaluation
Performance Evaluation
Mixed Methods
Research
Surveys
Research conference on youth issues in Bosnia and Herzegovina organized by MEASURE-BiH

Launched in September 2019, USAID's Monitoring and Evaluation Support Activity in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is an extension of the MEASURE-BiH Activity, which evaluated the impact of development programs in BiH and built the capacity of local stakeholders to conduct evaluations and social science research to inform policy and programming. MEASURE II builds upon the successes of MEASURE I in strengthening USAID/BiH’s monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) capacity, further integrating evaluation techniques and principles, such as collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) into the agency's ethos. Additionally, MEASURE II provides USAID/BiH and its implementing partners (IPs) with on-demand evaluation, assessment, and research support.

Methodologies

IMPAQ uses multiple methods and approaches to deliver technical assistance. These include:

  • Training local partners on how to conduct rigorous evaluations, surveys, studies, and sector assessments and building their capacity to deliver results at a meaningful scale;
  • Developing a geographic information system to illustrate where USAID/BiH interventions are focused and their results, to enhance strategic planning, resource allocation, and project management; and
  • Conducting impact and performance evaluations to inform USAID/BiH’s programming.

IMPAQ provides support across sectors, including economic growth; democracy, rights and governance; gender; education; and the environment.

Experience & Expertise

Dr. Amy Kracker Selzer leads this project from IMPAQ's home office. Dr. Kracker Selzer is an evaluation expert with over 12 years of experience in mixed-methods research techniques and MEL expertise. IMPAQ's Sarajevo-based team consists of monitoring and evaluation experts, leaders in the field of CLA, and senior evaluators. These individuals are experts in applying their knowledge across USAID sectors and programming.