Our Assignments

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IOD PARC works globally. We have staff based in the UK, Nepal, Australia and New Zealand. We partner with our broad and well-established network of partner agencies, associates and locally based consultants to provide comprehensive and context-specific service to our clients. Over the last 22 years, IOD PARC has worked on over 1000 projects in more than 100 countries world-wide.

Example Assignments

Multilateral Organization Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN) Assessments

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Location: France

Date:2015 - 2020

Through its Secretariat, MOPAN – a network of 18 of the largest official development assistance contributor states – contracted IOD PARC to support methodology development (MOPAN 3.0) and undertake the 2015/16, 2017/18 and 2019 MOPAN organisational assessments. IOD PARC undertook 31 MOPAN assessments of UN and non-UN funds and International Financial Institutions (including development banks) and UN specialised agencies and programmes. Using the MOPAN 3.0...

Covid-19 in Gaza: Community Practices in Refugee Camps

Client: ELRHA and DFID

Location: Gaza

Date:2020

IOD PARC is currently participating in a rapid research project led by Bath University with the European University Institute in Florence that seeks to better understand public health messaging on Covid-19 in refugee camps in Gaza. The project is funded by ELRHA and DFID. The project has been designed with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA),...

Evaluation Quality Assurance and Learning Service (EQuALS)

Client:

Location: Global

Date:2016 - 2020

IOD PARC has managed DFID’s external quality assurance service EQuALS since 2016, providing expert technical advice and quality assurance for designing, implementing and learning from evaluation processes. The EQuALS service can provide quality assurance on all evaluations within overseas development assistance expenditure across the UK government. It ensures high quality in DFID’s evaluation processes as well as identifying value for money improvements in DFID interventions....

Effective Partnership Review and Action Plan

Client: Global Partnership for Education

Location: Global

Date:2018

Supporting the GPE Secretariat to review effectiveness of GPE partnerships at national and global levels, and to design and test partnership assessment tools

Development of an Integrated Results Management Framework

Client:

Location: Global

Date:2019 - 2020

IOD PARC are supporting the strengthening and streamlining of the Green Climate Fund’s global results architecture.

Proof of Concept study of the Commercial Pocket Approach to building the resilience of farmers in Nepal

Client:

Location: Nepal

Date:2019

Building the knowledge base for a Nepal programme under DFID’s global ‘Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters’ (BRACED) programme, which supports Nepali farmers in the use of climate smart technologies and the enabling environment for year-round trade.

Annual Assessment of Results for the New Zealand Aid Programme in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Client:

Location: New Zealand

Date:2015 - 2019

Meta-evaluation of the robustness of MFAT’s internal activity monitoring and completion reports.

Humanitarian- Conflict -Development Nexus Review

Client:

Location: Denmark

Date:2019

Establishing a common understanding and definition of the triple nexus (humanitarian-conflict-development) as it relates to the Danish Red Cross and recommendations for working across the nexus.

Evaluation of South Africa’s National Evaluation System

Client:

Location: South Africa

Date:2017

IOD PARC worked with Genesis Analytics to assess the South African national evaluation system’s impact on the government’s policies, projects and programmes.

European Bank of Reconstruction and Development’s Evaluation Ratings and Performance Indicators

Client:

Location: Global

Date:2017 - 2018

Technical expertise to supplement the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) analysis of its previous ratings results and data architecture to support their evaluation of future assignments.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Unit – DFID Nepal Resilience Portfolio

Client:

Location: Nepal

Date:2017 - 2023

Leading a consortium to run DFID Nepal’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Unit across their Climate Smart Development for Nepal and Strengthening Disaster Resilience in Nepal portfolios.

Capacity assessment tool for UNICEF’s WASH emergency preparedness and response, and documentation of best practices.

Client:

Location: Philippines East Asia Pacific Region

Date:2018

Supporting UNICEF’s WASH emergency preparedness and response capacity in the East Asia and Pacific Regions

Joint Evaluation of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness

Client: Multi-donor Group supported by an Evaluation Secretariat

Location: Global

Date:2009 - 2011

The global Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness is a joint international statement and partnership commitment to improve the quality of aid and its impact on development.

Assessment of the Donor Coordination in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Client: UNDP on behalf of the Ministry of Finance and Treasury of Bosnia

Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Date:2018

Advising on an updated approach for donor coordination and partnership arrangements in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Effective Partnership Review and Action Plan

Client: The Global Partnership for Education’s (GPE)

Location: USA

Date:2018 - 2019

GPE is a partnership and funding platform that aims to strengthen education systems in developing countries.

Targeted Country Assistance (TCA) Country Assessments

Client:

Location: Myanmar Nigeria Democratic Republic of Congo Papua New Guinea Zambia Ethiopia

Date:2018 - 2019

Country Assessments and Meta Review examining the TCA component of GAVI’s Partnership Engagement Framework

Design and implementation of a development M&E system for the “Safe Families” program in Solomon Islands

Client:

Location: Solomon Islands

Date:2015 - 2018

Supporting M&E for a multi-sector project that formed part of the larger regional DFAT programme, “Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development”.

Independent Evaluation of the Implementation of the Development and Business Delivery Model of the African Development Bank

Client:

Location: Africa

Date:2018 - 2019

Supporting the African Development Bank’s reform programme designed to improve its operational efficacy in pursuit of its top five internal priorities.

MOPAN Learning – Partnership Case Study: FAO, IFAD and WFP

Client:

Location: Madagascar Bangladesh Jordan Egypt

Date:2018

IOD PARC worked with the MOPAN Secretariat to develop a case study about the concept of partnership in development, focused on the three Rome-based UN Agencies: FAO, IFAD and WFP

Measuring European Investment Bank Results – Gender Equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment

Client:

Location: Luxembourg

Date:2018 - 2019

Support for a tailored and flexible approach to measuring gender specific results.

Country Strategy and Programme Evaluation – Barbados

Client:

Location: Barbados

Date:2019 - 2020

Assessing the Bank’s overall support to its Borrowing Member considering strategy, policy dialogue, projects and technical assistance.

Decentralized Evaluation Quality Support Advisory Service

Client:

Location: Italy

Date:2016 - 2020

Building evaluation capacity of evaluation managers within the World Food Programme.

Development of a UNHCR 5-year Operational Data Strategy and Costed Road-Map

Client:

Location: Switzerland

Date:2019

UNHCR is the authority on refugee and forced displacement data as well as the stateless population globally, IOD PARC supported them with a strategy to increase effective use of data and evidence.

Regional Baseline Study: MADAD Programme

Client:

Location: Turkey Lebanon Jordan Iraq Egypt

Date:2017

Addressing vulnerabilities of refugees and host communities in five countries affected by the Syria Crisis, the Baseline Study served to operationalise the MADAD programme’s monitoring and evaluation system.