The purpose of the 2010–2013 USAID/BiH Development Grants Program (DGP) was to expand USAID’s NGO network of development partners and provide capacity-building assistance to new partners through supporting initiatives and mechanisms, enabling a wider range of partners to better meet their beneficiaries’ needs and contribute to development outcomes.
Aiming to build local organizational capacity in rigorous performance evaluation in BiH, MEASURE-BiH procured a local research organization to conduct this evaluation. The subcontract was awarded to Center for Development Evaluation and Social Science Research (CDESS) from Sarajevo. MEASURE-BiH provided technical guidance and supervision.
CDESS team members that worked on this evaluation (and are also MEASURE-BiH Research Fellows) used a mixed-method approach based on a desk review of the implementation documents and databases received from USAID/BiH, additional documents collected from LNGOs, and semi-structured interviews with 143 Key Informants (KIs) in order to answer the following six evaluation questions: