Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development awarded $1.2 million contract to support USAID impact evaluation in Honduras

Author: Notre Dame News

Juticalpa, Honduras

The University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) has been awarded a $1.2 million contract out of an activity implemented by Dexis Consulting Group for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Honduras.

The focus of the research, under Dexis’ Monitoring and Evaluation Support for Collaborative Learning and Adapting program, will be to conduct rigorous impact evaluations of USAID/Honduras programs related to citizen security, workforce development and food security.

Impact evaluations — the systematic collection and analysis of information regarding development projects — are critical for improving effectiveness and informing decisions. A team of Notre Dame researchers, led by Juan Carlos Guzman, NDIGD director of monitoring and evaluation, and Tom Hare, program director, will partner with USAID/Honduras to determine research questions and strategies for USAID programs in Honduras.

NDIGD, an integral part of Notre Dame’s new Keough School of Global Affairs, promotes human development and dignity among people worldwide through applied innovations, impact evaluation, education and training. The Keough School aims to address some of the world’s greatest challenges, with particular emphasis on the design and implementation of effective and ethical responses to poverty, war, disease, political oppression, environmental degradation and other threats to dignity and human flourishing.

“One of the Keough School’s goals is to connect research to policy and practice in order to help answer critical questions for development practitioners in the field,” said Scott Appleby, dean of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs. “This important engagement with USAID will lead to more informed strategy for development progress in Honduras and around the world.”

Contact: Juan Carlos Guzman,