Research, Training, and Facilitation for Group Effectiveness
Woman in Kampala, Uganda
Country Assistance Review- Uganda: Focus Groups for Public and Private Sector Stakeholders, Operations Evaluation Department, The World Bank
Masai Girl, Tanzania
Methodology Review: Assessing the Sustainability of Small Scale Infrastructure funded by the Tanzania Social Fund (TASAF) through Focus Group Discussions, The World Bank
How do you know that your efforts are achieving the intended results? GDI has over 30 years of experience in evaluating programs, conferences, and workshops, all around the globe. We will help you maximize program effectiveness and meet grant and aid evaluation requirements through comprehensive mid-point monitoring and final evaluation. In addition, using guided interviews, focus groups and surveys, we can do pre-test and post-test measurements to identify critical impacts. We can gather reliable feedback from stakeholders, implementers, and clients on strengths and challenges that reside in any program. Our evaluations have led to significant improvements in deliverables, from fine-tuning of materials to major restructuring of programs.
GDI has conducted top-flight focus groups and surveys for non-profit and government clients. From implementation of the World Bank's resettlement policy to the impact of hospital restructuring on nurses, we have examined complex issues with social science expertise. For this type of research, we use mixed methods ("triangulation" of methods), as appropriate, but especially focus groups, individual interviews, surveys, and analysis of existing data.
How do you know what clients and stakeholders need? What are their interests? What services and supports do they receive from other organizations? What services are falling between the cracks? GDI will carefully explore constituent needs so that you can target programs, messages, and materials for greatest effectiveness. A good needs assessment leads to realistic organizational priorities.
Mid-Term Evaluation of the World Bank Group’s Global Efforts to Close the Gender Gap
The CIS Gender Mosaic: Baseline Data for the Twelve CIS Countries 1996-2008 (UNIFEM)
Fulbright Executive Directors Worldwide: Needs Assessment, Program Structure, and Final Evaluation, Canada-U.S. Educational Foundation
Evaluation of HIV/AIDS Services for Patients in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area, Office of HIV Planning, City of Philadelphia (funded in part by the CDC)
Evaluation of UNESCAP's program to support Asian and Pacific countries in their efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015
Minority Perceptions of Rhode Island's Court System, RI Supreme Court, Permanent Committee on Women and Minorities, "Solutions Project
Improving America's Schools: A Needs Assessment, U.S. Department of Education