A results-based management approach to performance management is carried out periodically throughout a project's timeline. When necessary, this allows for course corrections and the re-steering of a project towards the intended goals. It is an effective tool to measure progress and to ensure that an initiative remains on track. EDG's monitoring and evaluation team is well-versed in the various tools and approaches developed by the key players—including the World Bank, the UNDP, and USAID to name but a few.
Sample projects for socio economic research consulting, Egypt & Middle East:
Project Evaluation and the Design of a Monitoring and Reporting Framework for BG Egypt's Social Investment Projects—Towards Self Employment (TSEP) and Adult Literacy Programs
Client: BG Egypt
The project, implemented in Idku through the Alexandria Business Association, was intended to provided local fishermen and their families with literacy training and access to greater employment opportunities through livelihood diversification. The TSEP's mission is to reduce poverty by granting the very poor access to funds necessary to start a micro business. EDG's evaluation examined the ABA-BG Egypt program's in reference to expected outcomes. The scope of the work also included developing a monitoring and reporting framework to aid in the ongoing implementation of the program and inform the decision-making process.
Value for Money Audit, Sector Program for Egypt
EDG was commissioned by DANIDA to undertake a value for money audit for a sample of 13 DANIDA-financed projects. The purpose of the assignment was to assess the utilization of funds by recipient organizations and ensure that the funds were in fact being used as per the grant agreement stipulations. The projects were assessed both technically and financially, and were cross-sectoral with respect to target beneficiaries, geographical scope, and institutional counterparts and partners.
The Sawiris Foundation for Social Development, 2008 Annual Report
Client: The Sawiris Foundation for Social Development
The Sawiris Foundation for Social Development had engaged the services of EDG to produce the its annual report for 2008. At the time, the foundation was working in 20 different governorates, covering 57 projects ranging from health to education, and training to microfinance. EDG was responsible for conducting the research, compiling the data, and designing the report.