Building Evidence for Decision-Making to Strengthen USAID’s Impact on Global Evidence Base
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CHICAGO, February 6, 2024 — NORC at the University of Chicago will lead a consortium implementing Building Evidence for Decision-Making (BE4D), a new $53 million, 10-year global activity for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
The BE4D activity will promote USAID’s role as a contributor to the global evidence base in areas with evidence gaps, encourage the use of evidence and data during program design and implementation, and help identify and overcome barriers to evidence use.
Joining NORC in the consortium are the Dexis Consulting Group, ECODIT, the International Development Group, the Iris Group, and the Training Resources Group. The consortium brings extensive experience in program and activity design; measurement, evaluation, and learning (MEL); assessment, training, and technical assistance; dissemination and knowledge management; and collaborating, learning, and adaptive management (CLA). The consortium includes a network of local partners in over 150 countries.
“We look forward to working with USAID bureaus, missions, and operating units and providing them with high-quality MEL/CLA services throughout the program cycle to consistently generate and share evidence-based data and learning with the global community,” said Protik Ali, BE4D chief of party and principal research scientist in International Programs at NORC. “As always, we are dedicated to inclusive development that fully integrates diverse local voices and genders.”
About NORC at the University of Chicago
NORC at the University of Chicago conducts research and analysis that decision-makers trust. As a nonpartisan research organization and a pioneer in measuring and understanding the world, we have studied almost every aspect of the human experience and every major news event for more than eight decades. Today, we partner with government, corporate, and nonprofit clients around the world to provide the objectivity and expertise necessary to inform the critical decisions facing society.
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