EnCompass conducted the midterm evaluation of USC Canada’s Seeds of Survival program. USC Canada promotes vibrant family farms, strong rural communities, and healthy ecosystems around the world, by focusing on activities that build food and livelihood security for small-scale farmers, and preserve the agricultural biodiversity necessary to feeding a growing and changing planet. Its core program, Seeds of Survival, works in partnerships with farming communities in 12 countries around the world.
Under USAID's World Wide Training (WWT) project, EnCompass provides training and facilitation, curriculum development, e-learning design, and analytical services to USAID staff through an integrated core suite of training courses. The courses are intended to build skills and knowledge of USAID staff in areas of strategic planning, budgeting, procurement, program and project management, and monitoring and evaluation. EnCompass partners with RTI on this project. The courses provided include:
EnCompass conducted an assessment of knowledge management processes at Mercy Corps, an NGO dedicated to alleviating suffering, poverty, and oppression through development of secure, productive, and just communities worldwide.
To support the goal of integrating gender into all USAID programs and activities, EnCompass is developing knowledge management (KM) and communications strategies and services for USAID’s Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GenDev). EnCompass is working with GenDev to produce a range of KM and communications products, including fact sheets, web content, videos, and podcasts as tools for USAID staff and to educate the general public about gender and development issues.
In 2011, the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) launched the Global Equality Fund, which supports human rights defenders and civil society activists on several levels. Through the Dignity for All: LGBTI Assistance program, the Global Fund provides emergency assistance for activists under threat, and additional support to build security and resilience of advocacy organizations working on a wide range of LGBTI issues.
Under a five-year contract with USAID, EnCompass manages the Global Health Professional and Organizational Development (GHPOD) II program. GHPOD’s role is to provide professional and organizational development support to USAID’s health sector staff around the world to build their capacity to lead and manage health programs. Through the GHPOD mechanism, EnCompass provides a variety of training and learning programs to build capacity in technical areas, program management, leadership, personal and team effectiveness, retreats and strategic meetings, and staff performance management.
The Center for Digital Development (CDD) team at USAID catalyzes programs and partnerships in digital finance, access to digital- and mobile-based information and services, and the use of digital devices to improve decision making. CDD contracted EnCompass to conduct a performance evaluation of two of their programs to identify accomplishments, performance issues, lessons learned, and implementation constraints from their inception until February 2017.
EnCompass conducted a corporate evaluation of UN Women’s Regional Architecture. UN Women’s mandate is to progress efficiently and effectively toward the goal of achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment.
In its aim to end global hunger, the World Food Programme(WFP) is striving to plan and commission independent, credible and useful evaluation evidence across the organization. With this in mind, WFP asked EnCompass to co-design and implement a comprehensive learning programme to build the capacity of all of its staff in evaluation principles and management. The Evaluation Learning Programme (EvalPro) targets all staff with the skills and knowledge they require to engage with or manage evaluations.
EnCompass worked with Oceana, the largest international advocacy organization focused on ocean conservation, as the DC-based NGO’s learning and development partner. Oceana has offices in North America, Central America, South America, Europe and Asia and experienced enormous growth from 2012-2015. Beginning in 2015, EnCompass was hired to work with Oceana leadership to develop a learning and development framework to guide on-boarding of staff and a full year of development for new staff, with the goal of creating a “One Oceana” culture throughout the growing organization.