Projects

These are examples of the recent projects AIMS has undertaken.

  Impact Assessment of Improving and Scaling Up the System of Rice Intensification in West Africa

Client:  SRI International Network and Resources Center, Cornell University and Mali Institut d’Économie Rurale (IER)
Service:  Evaluation
Countries/Region:  Benin, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Togo
Year: 2016
AIMS undertook a impact study of a project of the West African Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP), a multi-year regional effort to boost agricultural productivity across the region.

  Evaluation Quality Assurance

Client: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Service: EQA – Framework Agreement
Countries/Region: Global
Year: 2013 –
AIMS is contracted to provide evaluation quality control services for all evaluations commissioned by UNFPA.

 
Training Services in Results-based Management and Planning

Client: Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) – Research Cooperation Program
Service: Strategic Planning and Evaluation – Framework Agreement
Countries/Region: Global
Years: 2008 – 2015
AIMS had a framework agreement to provide training and advisory services in results-based planning, management and evaluation for Sida’s Research Partners. The primary objective was to help partners’ incorporate RBM as a management strategy that focuses on performance and the achievement of results. AIMS conducted over 100 missions to more than 30 countries.

  External Assessment of UNICEF’s Global Evaluation Reports Oversight System

Client: UNICEF Evaluation Office
Service: External Review
Countries/Region: Global
Year: 2015
AIMS undertook an assessment to generate evidence to inform improvements to the overall evaluation report quality assurance and feedback system at UNICEF.

  Independent Review of Performance Measurement System

Client: Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
Service:   External Review
Countries/Region: Global
Year: 2015
AIMS undertook a review of the performance measurement system of the OSCE in order to improve its implementation to the satisfaction of its Member States.

  Review of Evaluation Quality Assurance

Client: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Service: Meta-evaluation
Countries/Region: Global
Year: 2015
AIMS was contracted to independently assess all agency published evaluation reports from 2014. The scope of work also included revising UNODC’s EQA template and producing a final report with recommendations.

  Mid-term Evaluation of T2 Security Program: Integrated Threat Response

Client: Rights Action Lab
Service: Evaluation
Year: 2015
AIMS assessed progress of this US Department of State project to assist people in highly restrictive environments to safely communicate and protect themselves from digital surveillance and attacks.

  Review of Sida’s Research Cooperation Strategy

Client: Sida – Research Cooperation Program
Service: Evaluation
Countries/Region: Global
Year: 2013
AIMS was contracted to determine the extent to which Sida’s Research Cooperation Programme has obtained its expected results over the period 2006-2013. 

  Combatting the Food Shortages and Strengthening the Resilience of Populations in the Sahel: Lessons Learned from the 2012 Crisis

Client: OXFAM-GB
Service: Research
Countries/Region: Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger
Year: 2013
AIMS and consortium partners CERDES and A&B Consulting undertook a study to analyze the links between vulnerability to food crisis in the Sahel and existing inequalities in access, management and ownership of tangible resources by men and women.

  Mid-term Evaluation of the 10-Year Strategy

Client: United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
Service: Evaluation
Countries/Region: Global
Year: 2012
AIMS Associates developed the findings, draft conclusions and recommendations to enable an Intersessional Working Group of the UNCCD to adopt recommendations.

  Monitoring & Evaluations Systems Development and Mid-term Evaluation

Client: Architecture for Humanity
Service: Monitoring and Evaluation
Countries/Region: Haiti
Year: 2011-12
The AIMS team developed a monitoring and evaluation plan to track and assess the impact of the AFH-Haiti program to increase the prevalence of safe structures, increase the competitiveness of the local design and construction sector, and support the reconstruction of small and micro-enterprises.

  Evaluation of Global Programme Against Money Laundering, Proceeds of Crime and the Financing of Terrorism

Client: United Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Service: Evaluation (Organizational Systems Review)
Year: 2011-12
AIMS conducted an independent in-depth evaluation to assess the success of Global Programme Against Money Laundering (GPML) in achieving its stated outcomes and impacts in countries of operation, and its structural framework.

  Review of the Management & Accountability System

Client: United Nations Development Group (UNDG)
Service: Evaluation (Organizational Systems Review)
Year: 2010-11
AIMS was contracted to assess the extent to which both the outcomes and the outputs agreed in the Implementation Plan of the Management and Accountability (M&A) System of UNDG had been achieved by all the stakeholders and proposed recommendations to accelerate progress in implementation. 

  Independent External Evaluation of the International Labour Organization’s Evaluation Function

Client: United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO)
Service: Meta-evaluation
Year: 2010
AIMS examined the effectiveness, efficiency and relevance of the existing processes, system and structures of the ILO’s evaluation function; reviewed and identified ways of improving the ILO’s evaluation capacity and performance in light of international best practices.