The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded Democracy International (DI), along with four other organizations, a five-year Indefinite Quantity Contract with a combined ceiling of $75 million to support the Agency’s democracy and governance work worldwide.
DI supports USAID’s central bureaus, field missions, regional bureaus, and other USG agencies around the world by conducting democracy and governance assessments and evaluations in specific countries, designing democracy and governance programs and strategies, and carrying out applied research and writing projects. The evaluations cover the full scope of USAID’s programs in democracy and governance and will inform the design and implementation of USAID-funded democracy and governance strategies and programs. Such services will ensure that USAID’s democracy and governance strategies, programs and activities, and monitoring and evaluation plans are based on in-depth and well-informed analysis, cutting-edge research, valid data, and best practices in the field of democracy and governance.
DI’s approach focuses on bringing innovative ideas and fresh perspectives of practitioners and opinion researchers to the new challenges of effective impact evaluation, use of technology, security sector reform, and disarmament, demobilization and reintegration. DI’s team includes The Carter Center, Charney Research, Chemonics International, Global Business Solutions, and Planning and Learning Technologies (Pal-Tech).