Evaluation of USAID/India Development Objective (DO) 3: Assessing the Relevance, Effectiveness, and Impact of Public-Private Partnerships
The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) five-year (2012-2017) Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) reflects the transformation of the USAID-India relationship from a traditional donor-recipient to a peer-to-peer partnership whereby India and the U.S. collaborate to solve global development challenges together. Development Objective (DO) 3 of the USAID/India CDCS seeks to impact people’s lives at the base of the economic pyramid (BOP) in India through Alliances, partnership platforms, and other appropriate mechanisms.
EVALUATION PURPOSE AND EVALUATION QUESTIONS
The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the relevance, effectiveness, and impact of the partnership models and approaches that have been implemented by USAID/India since 2012. The DO3 evaluation sought to answer the following four questions:
- Is USAID’s Science, Technology and Innovation and Partnership (STIP) approach consistent with the overall objective and the attainment of its DO3 immediate results?
- To what extent has the intervention been cost effective? What factors are influencing any particular discrepancies?
- To what extent are the partnership approach and the interventions resulting from the innovations identified through IPP 1.0 and MA, contributing towards accelerating improved development outcomes in health care, child surviva, clean water and sanitation, education, clean energy, food security and nutrition?
- What signs are there of changes associated with target interventions in health care, child survival, clean water and sanitation, education, clean energy, food security and nutrition, e.g., what changes do people living at the bottom of the pyramid and other stakeholders attribute to the interventions?