Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

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. 

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; providing strategic advice 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.

Assessing an Agricultural Investment Strategy

We assessed the agricultural investment strategy of a major foreign government presence in Afghanistan, with an active portfolio of 1.15 billion USD. We evaluated the interventions currently funded, analyzed impact to date and future potential, and determined a balanced portfolio moving forward.

Evaluating the Refugee Resettlement Process

In collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Resettlement Service, we undertook an end-to-end evaluation of existing resettlement processes. We developed targeted recommendations to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, integrity, quality, and refugee experience of the service.

Designing and Implementing a Funding and Financing Framework for Global Education

Dalberg supported GPE to design and implement an innovative new funding and financing framework that would enable GPE to much more effectively deliver on its strategy. We led analysis and extensive stakeholder consultations that led to GPE's Board approving changes to increase the efficacy of its core funding model, while also launching new financing mechanisms to support innovation, global advocacy and blended financing for global education.

Measuring the Effectiveness of Advocacy

We designed a two-year controlled trial with the UN Foundation to measure the effectiveness of an advocacy campaign aiming to increase U.S. Members of Congress' support for malaria prevention and vaccinations in the Global South.

Henrik Skovby
Dalberg Group

Henrik Skovby is the former Global Managing Partner and founder of Dalberg. In his current capacity as Executive Chairman of Dalberg Group, most of Henrik’s time is dedicated to industry innovation and establishing new business lines under the Dalberg brand. As a strategy consultant, Henrik has specialised in corporate strategy and organizational reforms. He has led a series of institutional reviews in the development sector and has been involved in launching several global commissions and thought leadership initiatives.

Evaluating the Partnership for Cleaner Textiles Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s ready made garment sector ranks third largest in the world, bringing in 80% of the country’s export profits. However, poor use of resources is threatening the sector’s sustainability, not to mention the well-being of local communities. Water use in the Bangladeshi textile and apparel industry is three times the regional average and six times the global best practice.