Short Description: Under this activity, dot-ORG will undertake impact evaluations of LMI projects in close consultation with USAID Missions and the EGAT/OI&E office. The main purpose of the impact evaluations is to inform future ICT activities.
Phase/Type of Activity: Field Support/Technical Assistance Status: Active
Start date: October 01, 2005 End Date: May 30, 2008
Barbara Fillip , Evaluation & Communication Specialist
DOT-COM , Academy for Educational Development Email: Tel: 202 884-8003
Full Description: Under this activity, dot-ORG will undertake impact evaluations of LMI projects in close consultation with USAID Missions and the EGAT/OI&E office. The main purpose of the impact evaluations is to inform future ICT activities. The first impact evaluation will be undertaken in Peru.
Update 1: (November 2005)
The Instituto de Estudios Peruanas (IEP) and the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California will work together to undertake the impact evaluation in Peru, starting with baseline data collection in December 2005.
Update 2: (December 2006)
In early December, IEP/ASC submitted a work plan and started preparations for the initial baseline data collection, developing and revising interview and survey instruments based on initial site visits to the first LMI pilot site. Baseline data collection was completed by December 24th and work was under way to build the database that will be used to house and analyze the data collected at different points in the project.
In parallel to the activities undertaken by the IEP/ASC team, the Georgia Tech Research Corporation conducted field research in December, focusing on the information needs of rural health care providers.
Update 4: (February 2007)
The second LMI Impact Assessment was launched in October 2006 in Vietnam. dot- ORG is working with Roger Harris & Associates and InvestConsult Group to conduct the impact assessment. Baseline data collection took place in the first project site (Lao Cai Town) in the fall of 2006. The second site (Ta Van Commune, near Sapa) is a more rural area where the LMI project is setting up ten WiMAX access points.
Development Sector(s): Enterprise Development, Information Technology, Technology Transfer
Core funding for the DOT-COM Alliance is provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture & Trade, Office of Infrastructure and Engineering (EGAT/OI&E), Office of Education (EGAT/ED), and Office of Women in Development (EGAT/WID), under the terms of Award numbers: GDG-A-00-01-00009-00, dot-GOV; GDG-A-00-01-00014-00, dot-ORG; GDG-A-00-01-00011-00, dot-EDU.