Overview

Global Partners utilizes its expertise to help other organizations evaluate and improve their programming. Global Partners believes that high quality data leads to better development outcomes, and we specialize in providing rigorous monitoring, evaluation, and learning services (MEL) for those who are working directly with communities to fight poverty and inequality. Current partnerships include:

Recent Work

Sustainable Village Water Systems Program

(Partnership with Global Water Institute at The Ohio State University)

Millions of people in Africa suffer from poor health, poverty, and food insecurity due to unreliable water and energy systems. The goal of the Sustainable Village Water Systems Program is to improve sustainable water access and develop a workforce that can turn water and energy into economic prosperity.

Global Partners is providing MEL services for the program’s pilot project covering two new borehole water systems in Singida, Tanzania.

Water and Development Alliance (WADA) Entrepreneurship for Resilient Village Water Systems in Tanzania

(Partnership with The Ohio State University Global Water Institute and Majitech, Inc., with funding from the WADA Alliance – a partnership between The Coca-Cola Foundation and United States Agency for International Development (USAID)) with matching funds from WorldServe International and Waterboys)

The project will increase water access to more than 70,000 rural Tanzanians currently without sustainable, reliable access to clean water. This will be achieved by installing or rehabilitating water points and installing solar-powered water systems across 27 villages identified by the Tanzanian Ministry of Water and Irrigation. The sustainability of the water systems will be ensured through capacity building and governance support of village leadership.

Global Partners provides technical expertise to complete community and water organization training at select sites. In addition, Global Partners is evaluating the impact of these new water systems across Tanzania through site assessments, development of a robust and comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan, and baseline and endline data reporting

Governance Research on Water Systems (GROWS)

(Partnership with the Global Environment and Technology Foundation and The Ohio State University funded by USAID)

The goal of the GROWS project is to identify and disseminate innovative governance models and tools that will help accelerate eliminating extreme poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. By evaluating water system governance in Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda, Global Partners’ services will help managers continually learn about and from the internal and external realities of the GROWS program, thus building an iterative learning process into GROWS systems. To support this project, Global Partners is conducting a mixed-methods assessment using a quantitative difference-in-difference methodology as well as qualitative results from remote key informant surveys and surveys distributed through SMS technology to determine the added value of using additional technologies and innovative management strategies in addition to traditional service providers on governance outcomes.