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C4ED’s expertise builds on a solid experience with evaluation projects in more than 40 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Committed to independent and high-quality research, the Center conducts impact evaluations and supports development projects across all fields related to poverty alleviation and sustainable development.

Our conception of impact evaluation is one that goes hand in hand with the project implementation. This implies a close cooperation with the implementing organization from the onset of the project (ex-ante evaluation).

Essentially project support provided by the Center can be of two kinds:

  • independent evaluations with technical assistance
  • set up of development (pilot) projects with a direct involvement in design and implementation.

Projects typically range from small-scale pilot or demonstration projects held in few villages, households or schools, up to medium and large-scale interventions with several hundreds or thousands observations. Sample sizes that are large enough allow for statistically robust impact evaluations and subsequently, improved decision-making and upscaling of successful projects.

Project title

Client

Country

Region

Start date

End date

Sector

EUTF economic projects' Impact Evaluation Research Project

European Union Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF)

Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Mauritania, Senegal, Uganda (CIE) + 21 countries for portfolio

Africa

01/2021

12/2025

Employment, labor, migration

Eliminating child labour and removing barriers to decent rural youth employment

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Uganda, Pakistan

Africa, Asia

11/2020

11/2021

Child labor, employment, education

Impact Evaluation of Volunteer Community Mobilizers Network on Polio Eradication in Nigeria

UNICEF Nigeria

Nigeria

Africa

10/2020

 

11/2021

Global health

Unterstützung bei der Durchführung von Studien zu Beschäftigungswirkungen unter Nutzung von Kontrollgruppenansätzen in Afrika

GIZ

The Gambia, Guinea, Uganda

Africa

10/2020

 

03/2021

Employment

COVID-19 in Pakistan: Information systems and measures to reduce the rate of infection (original grant title: COVID-19 in Pakistan: Informationssysteme und Maßnahmen zur Reduktion der Infektionsgeschwindigkeit)

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Pakistan

Asia

06/2020-

02/2021

Global health, COVID-19

Malawi Public Schools Survey (MPSS) 2020-21 Data Collection

World Bank

Malawi

Africa

07/2020

12/2021

Education

Malawi Public Schools Survey (MPSS) 2019 Midline Data Collection

World Bank

Malawi

Africa

03/2019

10/2020

Education

GAFSP Private Sector Window Madagascar Impact Evaluation - Baseline

International Finance Corporation (IFC) World Bank Group

Madagascar

Africa

03/2020

06/2021

Nutrition, private sector

Impact Evaluation of Assessment for Learning Programme

UNICEF Ethiopia

Ethiopia

Africa

09/2019

08/2020

Education

A Cluster Randomized Pre-Post Study to evaluate ‘UNICEF Multisector Integrated Programme for Improved Nutrition Status in Urban Slums’

UNICEF

Bangladesh

Asia

11/2019-

11/2022

Nutrition, global health

GAFSP Private Sector Window Mali Impact Evaluation

International Finance Corporation (IFC) World Bank Group

Mali

Africa

10/2019

06/2021

Nutrition, private sector

(Third-Party) Monitoring of Child Labour Survey

UNICEF

Pakistan

Asia

11/2019

12/2021

Child labor, employment

Evaluation and Employment Verification (Employment Outcome) in Pakistan

 

GIZ Pakistan

Pakistan

Asia

09/2019

12/2021

Employment, education

Baseline and Endline Evaluation of Sustainable Livelihood and Food Security Programme for Refugees and Host Populations in Ethiopia

 

WFP Ethiopia, Particip GmbH (Consortium partner)

Ethiopia

Africa

07/2019

11/2022

Livelihoods, food security

Impact evaluation of the effectiveness of Ugandan land policy reform: Experimental and quasi-experimental evidence

International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)

Uganda

Africa

08/2019

07/2022

Land rights, agriculture, food security

Assessment of PKH Implementation and Expansion

 

UNICEF Indonesia

Indonesia

Asia

06/2019

04/2020

Education, global health

Data Collection services in Lesotho as part of the Smallholder Agriculture Development Project (SADP)

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Lesotho

Africa

06/2019

07/2020

Agribusiness, financial services, SMEs, agriculture, rural development

Impacting Growth: Studying the Outcomes of the SANAD Fund’s Investments

Finance in Motion

Morocco

Middle East & Northern Africa

04/2019

12/2019

Economic development, employment, financial services

Data collection for “Survey of migrants and host communities in Ecuador”

World Bank

Ecuador

Latin America & Caribbean

03/2019

08/2019

Migration, livelihoods, humanitarian assistance

Accompanying Impact Evaluation with comparison group design of four projects in Ethiopia in the framework of the special initiative “One World – No Hunger”

Brot für die Welt (Bread for the World)

Ethiopia

Africa

03/2019

06/2024

Agriculture, food security

Third Party Monitoring of Livelihoods Intervention

World Bank

Ethiopia

Africa

03/2019

06/2020

Livelihoods, food security, climate change

Consultancy Service to Undertake Child Labour

Analysis in Ethiopia

UNICEF Ethiopia

Ethiopia

Africa

12/2018

07/2020

 

Child labor, capacity building & dialogue

Theory and Practice of Impact Assessment in Developing Countries

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Papua New Guinea, Mauritania,

Vietnam, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Nicaragua

Global

02/2019

03/2022

Rural development, capacity building & dialogue

Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) Private Sector Window (PrSW)- Baseline in Malawi

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Malawi

Africa

12/2018

06/2020

Agribusiness, agriculture, food security

Data collection of “The Smallholder Agricultural Productivity Enhancement and Commercialization project (SAPEC)endline Survey

World Bank/ Development Impact Evaluation (DIME)

Liberia

Africa

09/2018

05/2019

Agriculture, food security, agribusiness

Data collection services in the Republic of Indonesia as part of the Coastal Community Development Project

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Indonesia

Africa

07/2018

03/2019

Economic development, food security, resilience, women empowerment

Provision of consultancy services to support IEU’s Learning Oriented Real-Time Impact Assessment (LORTA) window using theory-based impact evaluation techniques

Green Climate Fund (GCF)

14+ countries: Bangladesh, Central America, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Georgia, Guatemala, Madagascar, Malawi, Mongolia, Paraguay, Rwanda, Southern Africa, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia

Global

06/2018

03/2021

 

Climate and environment, resilience

Provision of consultancy services to formulate an Evidence Gap Map and undertake a Systematic Review of Transformational Change

Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Desk research

 

 

05/2018

05/2021

Climate and environment, agriculture, energy, health, disaster risk reduction

Impact evaluation of “Promotion d’une Politique Foncière Responsable (ProPFR)” in Benin

World Bank

Benin

Africa

11/2018

 

06/2019

 

Livelihoods,

land access, food security

Impact evaluation of Satellite Index Insurance for Pastoralists in Ethiopia (SIIPE) Programme (World Food Programme)

World Food Programme (WFP)

Ethiopia

Africa

11/2017

04/2019

Climate and environment, food security, agriculture

Impact Evaluation on the effectiveness of Alterna-tive Basic Education in Ethiopia

UNICEF Ethiopia

Ethiopia

Africa

09/2016

08/2017

Education

Baseline Survey: EU Support to the Sustainable Land Management Program

GOPA Consultants

Financing Agency: GIZ

Ethiopia

Africa

10/2017

12/2017

Sustainable land management

Awareness, perception, and impact of the Kenya Live-stock Insurance Programme (KLIP) pay-out on household welfare

GIZ

Kenya

Africa

07/2017

10/2017

Livestock insurance

Third-Party Monitoring for Rural Support Programmes Network (RSPN) under EU-Funded Program for Improved Nutrition in Sindh (PINS)

Rural Support Programmes Network (RSPN)

EU

Pakistan

South Asia

07/2018

07/2021

Nutrition

Impact evaluation of the UNICEF Program on Improving Adolescents' Lives

UNICEF Afghanistan

Afghanistan

South Asia

09/2017

02/2021

Education

Impact evaluation of Promise Impact: Financial literacy and business development services

International Labour Organization Indonesia

Indonesia

Southeastern Asia

11/2017

12/2019

Financial and business development

Impact evaluation of the UNICEF Program on Improving Adolescents' Lives

UNICEF ROSA

India

South Asia

08/2019

06/2021

Education

Impact evaluation of the UNICEF Program on Improving Adolescents' Lives

International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), UNICEF ROSA

Pakistan

South Asia

06/2019

09/2021

Education

Impact Evaluations for Punjab Nutrition focused Conditional Cash Transfer and Employability pilots

World Bank

Pakistan

South Asia

08/2017

09/2019

Nutrition, conditional cash transfer, employment

Knowledge Management of UNICEF Programs in South Asia

UNICEF Regional Office South Asia (UNICEF ROSA)

Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and India

South Asia

04/2017

06/2021

Adolescent development

Impact evaluation of Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) technology dissemination program in Burkina Faso

International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)

Burkina Faso

Africa

11/2016

02/2020

Rural development, agriculture

Evaluation d’Impact en Education de Base PAEFE Benin (Impact evaluation of primary education in Benin)

Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation SDC/ DEZA

Benin

Africa

07/2017

06/2020

Education

Evaluation of the Rural Roads Programme in Benin (PASTR II)

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Benin

Africa

05/2017

12/2017

Rural development, infrastructure

Child Labour Survey in Punjab, Sindh, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Islamabad Capital Territory, Azad Jammu, and Kashmir (Pakistan)

UNICEF Pakistan, in cooperation with provincial Governments

Pakistan

South Asia

03/2016

12/2021

Child labor