USAID/Ukraine Monitoring and Learning Support Contract

Project dates: 2020-2025

Client type: U.S. Government

Key topics: Learning and Capacity Strengthening, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research, Organizational Development, Technical Assistance

Related Country(ies): Ukraine

Region: Europe and Eurasia


Through the 5-year Monitoring and Learning Support Contract (MLSC), EnCompass holistically assists the USAID Regional Mission for Ukraine and Belarus in addressing its overall monitoring and collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) needs during the implementation of the 2019–2024 Country Development Cooperation Strategy and beyond. In partnership with our subcontractor, NORC at the University of Chicago, we support USAID in strengthening links within Ukraine’s development community, whereby the Ukrainian government, USAID staff, USAID implementing partners, and civil society stakeholders come together to learn from each other and apply data for adaptive, evidence-based programming.

The MLSC reflects USAID’s commitment to a CLA approach, which EnCompass and its partners share, that will ensure strong participation in the achievement of an “independent, democratic, prosperous, and healthy Ukraine united around core European values.” Our work emphasizes the need to embrace new systems and processes to facilitate data collection, use, and application for learning and to develop partnerships informed by trust and shared visions for Ukraine’s development. Through MLSC, USAID/Ukraine can also leverage new technologies and timely analysis to advance learning and knowledge transfer.

In March 2020, EnCompass started MLSC operations in Kyiv, Ukraine, with six local staff members working virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project will open a physical office when conditions allow. Additional partners (as of August 2020) include the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures at the University of Denver (for scenario planning).

Photo by U.S. Embassy Kyiv Ukraine (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Courtney Carr

Communications Specialist Courtney Carr is EnCompass’ Communications Specialist, supporting the internal and external messaging and communications initiatives. She brings her knowledge and skills in writing, social media, video production, event planning and television news and radio production to the position. Before joining EnCompass, Ms. Carr worked at Community Science as a business development coordinator. She received her BA in Broadcast Journalism at Pennsylvania State University and holds a MA in Strategic Communication from American University.

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