The goals of this collaboration between HED, the University of Pittsburgh, and USAID were, first, to provide USAID/Washington with an evidence-based understanding of program implementation strategies and methods which have had an impact on political party development and advanced democratization in USAID recipient countries, and, second, to provide USAID with an evaluation tool and assessment process that can be used to analyze the role and impact of USAID assistance on political party development and democratization

This partnership, completed on August 31, 2011, provided USAID with the following:

  1. A conceptual framework that reflects up-to-date research and program innovation for political party development in the context of democratization;
  2. An evaluation tool providing an evidence-based understanding of program implementation strategies and methods impacting political party development and the process of democratization; and
  3. An assessment methodology for identifying program needs and designing new political party development programs.

Participatory training modules for USAID staff about using political party assessment and evaluation techniques are included as part of the partnership's final products.

At a Glance

Partner Institutions:

HED; USAID; University of Pittsburgh

Region:

Worldwide

Dates:

May 2009–Aug 2011

Funding Level:

$568,379

Proposed
Cost Share:

$0