Our Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) team, largely housed within MSI, A Tetra Tech Company, and Coffey, A Tetra Tech Company, employs data-driven decision-making and works to advance the international development field by learning and sharing sound evidence about effective approaches.
At Tetra Tech, we measure and document knowledge to improve performance. We measure the impact of project work, then use that information to promote results-based management and decision-making.
Our team designs, manages, and delivers complex, large-scale research projects around the world, working with donors, governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), universities, foundations, and private businesses. We carry out high-quality independent evaluations and impact assessments and build robust monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems, both for clients and for our own projects, ensuring that rigorous M&E is embedded in all our work.
We provide MEL services in four key areas: strategic planning, performance monitoring, evaluation, and applied research. Our strategic planning practice makes the best possible match between objectives, the right mix of resources for achieving them, disciplined thinking about cause and effect, and sound approaches for measuring and learning from progress defined in terms of verifiable metrics. We are known worldwide for helping organizations apply proven aids for strategic planning, including the Logical Framework and related, results-based management tools.
Our performance monitoring practice develops clear statements of intended results and creates valid, reliable, and actionable performance indicators. To consistently measure a project’s performance against the indicators, our team uses digital data visualization to support decision-making. Through our project work, we have assisted the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) with an upgrade of performance monitoring training modules used across the Agency. We also have produced an NGO Sustainability Index for USAID’s Europe and Eurasia Bureaus, which tracks changes in institutional capacity across the region.
Tetra Tech conducts approximately 50 evaluations, assessments, and special studies annually under ongoing USAID Mission and Bureau-level MEL support projects. We are regularly engaged in other evaluations under indefinite quantity contracts and other contracting arrangements with USAID, the U.S. Department of Labor, and other organizations.
In addition to our work with USAID, the work of our team in the United Kingdom covers European Union policy, economic growth, private sector development, governance, security and justice, and human and social development. We work in a range of developed and developing countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, including many conflict-affected states.
We work with project stakeholders to understand what type of evidence is required, by whom, when, and for what use, so that our M&E solutions collect the right data, at the right time, for the right purpose. Our approach ensures that evaluation is integrated into each stage of the project life cycle and produces evidence that is reliable, meaningful, and useful.