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Strengthening Evaluation and Assessment of Poverty and Conflict/Fragility Interventions Grants Under Contract (GUC)

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In July 2009 Banyan Global was awarded one of five grants under USAID’s GUC entitled Strengthening Evaluation and Assessment of Poverty and Conflict/Fragility Interventions. The overall project advanced best practices in economic growth and conflict mitigation by providing tools and methodologies for practitioners to measure the impact of economic opportunity interventions on poverty and conflict. Banyan Global designed a monitoring and evaluation framework aimed at assessing the impact of enterprise development and employment generation programs on household and community level conflict and poverty. It also designed a baseline and final assessment tool to assess the impact of entrepreneurship support and employment generation interventions on poverty and conflict, focusing on the employees of supported enterprises, and particularly examining the impact of support to women-owned enterprises.