At Dalberg, evaluation goes beyond reporting and accountability to the bigger picture: value creation. Without a focused learning agenda, mistakes are likely to be repeated and efficiencies unrealized; that’s why Dalberg partners with clients, networks, and emerging industries to develop fit for purpose monitoring, evaluation, and learning tools.  We build results measurement strategies, actionable learning agendas, and robust evaluation methodologies; we’ll develop evaluation strategies, lead and coordinate learning agendas, and conduct strategic reviews or rigorous evaluations. 

Furthering Sleeping Sickness Control Efforts

We worked with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to re-evaluate its strategy to further sleeping sickness (Human African Trypanosomiasis, TB gambiense) control efforts, and determine the potential of a push to disease elimination.

Surveying Smallholder Tea Farmers' Responses to Frost Mitigation

As part of USAID and NASA’s SERVIR initiative, we conducted a survey of 425 smallholder tea farmers in Kericho and Nandi Hills, Kenya, to examine their current behavior towards frost mitigation and response, and their perceptions as to the potential value of frost monitoring technology.

Studying Smallholder Farmers' Use of Financial Services in Kenya

We conducted a benchmark study for Mercy Corps on the use of financial services by smallholder farmers in Kenya who live on under $2.5 a day. The research focused on the pain points that prevent them from achieving financial health, and their current uses and perceptions of technology.

Studying How Policies and Regulations Affect Healthcare

We conducted country landscape assessments in Kenya and Ethiopia to understand how policies and regulations affecting healthcare were created. We identified key influencers of health policies, evaluated how advocacy strategies can be most influential, and developed a theory of change and results framework for those strategies.

Reviewing the African Development Bank's Decentralization Roadmap

We completed a mid-term review of the African Development Bank's Decentralization Roadmap to assess its progress and impact. We conducted in-person interviews, surveys of clients and staff in 39 countries, and quantitative analyses to assess the impact of changes on the institution's work.

Defining the Process of Institutionalizing Deworming Programs

We helped Children's Investment Fund Foundation define and understand the process of institutionalizing deworming programs. We created a framework to evaluate the institutionalization of deworming programs, and to signal the potential sustainability of the project after the funding cycle has ended.

James Eustace

James Eustace is an Associate Partner in Dalberg’s Geneva office and a leader in our Global Health Practice. He has worked across the health sector in Africa and Asia, and strategic advice to foundations, international organizations, and private sector clients on issues such as product R&D, financing, and program strategy.

Evaluating the 2030 Water Resource Group

We conducted a strategic evaluation of the 2030 Water Resource Group (2030 WRG) and its activities to provide recommendations that guided the group’s strategic plan and the allocation of over $20 million USD to address water scarcity.

Assessing the Effect of Policy on Financial Inclusion in Nigeria

Financial inclusion (FI) in Nigeria is growing but still lags far behind the principal target set in the National Financial Inclusion Strategy, 2012 of the Central Bank of Nigeria: decreasing financial exclusion to 20.0% by the year 2020 from 46.3% in 2010. Of the 60.3% of adults who are financially served, a substantial portion have a very limited portfolio of options—while many financial institutions may offer products to capture deposits, few offer credit products.

Interviewing 2,800 Farmers to Evaluate Plantwise Clinics

We conducted a survey across 14 counties in Kenya to evaluate Plantwise clinics, which diagnose plant health problems. We evaluated the local sources of information on soil fertility and plant diseases, and listed over 5,600 farmers across 300 locations in Kenya, interviewing 2,800 of them.