Portfolio

Evaluation and improvement of social protection in the State of São Paulo

Secretaria de Desenvolvimento Social do Estado de São Paulo

Implementation of the M&E System for identifying and prioritizing service provision to vulnerable families. The consultancy delivered a Multidimensional Poverty Index and a database management system [LEARN MORE]

Monitoring of a results-based budgeting programme

Secretaria de Planejamento e Gestão do Estado de São Paulo (SPG)

Pioneering initiative to implement a Results-Based Budget in a subnational government of 40M people and a GDP of USD 1.2 trillion. Plan led the development of results chains and monitoring indicators [LEARN MORE]

M&E system for the strategic development plan of the Santos Metropolitan Area

Agência Metropolitana da Baixada Santista

Development of an original IT system to monitor progress towards results of the Metropolitan Development Plan in the Santos basin, along with an evaluation cycle for periodically reviewing the plan [LEARN MORE]

Baseline data collection for an RCT-type impact evaluation of rural water collection devices

Ministério do Desenvolvimento Social

Household survey to evaluate the impact of a cistern distribution program in rural communities using treatment and control groups, including a listing exercise [LEARN MORE]

Data collection for RCT evaluation of the Gente de Valor programme

IFAD

Survey research with treatment and control groups, interviews and focus groups for a project to support family farming managed by the Government of Bahia and supported by IFAD [LEARN MORE]

Evaluation of the "Terra Mais Igual" human development programme

Prefeitura de Vitória (ES)

Multi-method evaluation a programme targeted to precarious settlements in Vitória. "Terra" was among the first slum upgrade programmes worldwide to tackle urban poverty in a muldimensional fashion [LEARN MORE]

Evaluation of Early Childhood Education Centers in Ceará

Governo do Estado do Ceará

Multi-method evaluation of the Child Education Centers (CEI) PROARES 2, an IDB-support programme to upgrade bulding and management standards of preschools in areas with poor academic achievement [LEARN MORE]

Economic and Impact Assessment of the Urban Centers for Culture, Art, Science and Sport (CUCA)

Prefeitura de Fortaleza (CE)

Economic and Impact Assessment of a network of community centers for low-income youths, involving a representative survey of treatment and control groups and a cost-benefit analysis [LEARN MORE]

Baseline survey for the Pro-Semiarid support to family agiculture programme

Governo do Estado da Bahia

Baseline study for an IFAD-sponsored programme to support agricultural value chains in the semi-arid region of Bahia, in which Plan applied 2.512 standardized questionnaires in 388 rural communities [LEARN MORE]

Data collection for the impact evaluation of the PAPAFPA and PAPAC programmes

IFAD

Multi-method research for the impact assessment of an International Fund for Agricultural Development programme to increase cocoa, pepper and coffee production in São Tomé and Príncipe [LEARN MORE]

Final evaluation of the Microbacias II - support to family agriculture programme

Secretaria do Meio Ambiente do Estado de São Paulo

Final evaluation of a World Bank-supported project promoting sustainable rural development. Results were discussed in workshops with 40 stakeholders and programme staff. [LEARN MORE]

Data collection for a study of the economic causes of the shift from cattle-grazing to mechanized agriculture

University of California, Berkeley Energy Biosciences Institute

Collection of quantitative data for the production of a database on the economic determinants of the conversion of pastures to crops in savannah and forest areas of Northern Brazil [LEARN MORE]

Research and data entry for the National Heritage Registry

Instituto do Patrimônio Histórico Artístico e Nacional - IPHAN

Historical, Anthropological and Iconographic Research for the National Heritage Registry, including data entry and quality checks in a database of 1.610 protected entries. [LEARN MORE]

Evaluation Plan for the Partnership for the Conservation of the Brazilian Amazon

DevTech Systems Inc

Design of an evaluation plan, including data collection, for a partnership between USAID, the Brazilian government and civil society that aimed to support conservation initiatives in the Amazon [LEARN MORE]

Anthropological study of the Lagoas do Norte Program

Prefeitura de Teresina (PI)

Anthropological study of the cultural practices and heritage in the area Lagoas do Norte Program, a housing and WASH programme sponsored by the World Bank in low-income neighborhoods [LEARN MORE]

Evaluation of the Programme to Support the Development of the Cotton Sector in C-4 Countries

Agência Brasileira de Cooperação

Final evaluation of the largest Brazilian project of technical cooperation to date. This innovative work evaluated principles of South-South cooperation: horizontality, ownership and mutual benefits. [LEARN MORE]

Local profile of communities impacted by cement mills

Votorantim Cimentos

Sociodemographic profile, mapping of local institutions and identification of networks of potential partners in communities impacted by the operations of a cement company [LEARN MORE]

Mid-term evaluation of the Sustainable Rural Development Project in Bahia

Governo do Estado da Bahia

Mid Term Evaluation of the Sustainable Rural Development Project of Bahia, a World Bank-supported initiative to strengthen value chains anchored in family agriculture, partly based on field visits. [LEARN MORE]

Creation of a virtual library for a university department specializing in the development of semi-arid regions

Fundação de Apoio ao Desenvolvimento do Ensino Superior do Norte de Minas - FADENOR

Design and implementation of a database for the Center for Semi-Arid Studies at the State University of Montes Claros with publications on water resources, the environment and social technologies [LEARN MORE]

Final evaluation of the MEND and RISE conditional cash transfer programmes

UNICEF

Multi-method evaluation of two pilot cash transfer programmes targeting indigent and poor households in St. Kitts and Nevis. Plan received UNICEF's highest rating for quality for this evaluation. [LEARN MORE]

Scorecard of social risks and opportunities in the vicinty of industrial operations

Votorantim Cimentos

Mapping of risk levels and indication of opportunity for social investment by a cement company with mining and industrial operations [LEARN MORE]

Mid-term evaluation of the Water for Brazil Programme

WWF

Formative midterm evaluation of the Água Brasil Initiative, a water resource management programme that supported innovative conservation initiatives, led by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). [LEARN MORE]

Registration and eligibility control for social protection programmes

Prefeitura de Mogi das Cruzes (SP)

Registration and eligibility checks of 4.017 families claiming social protection benefits and visits to 756 additional households using prioritization criteria from demographic data [LEARN MORE]

Evaluation of organic cotton projects supported by the C&A Institute and Porticus

Instituto C&A

Mixed-methods evaluation of the results obtained by family farmers of organic cotton. Plan administered questionnaires to treatment and control groups (785) and interviewed partner NGOs on-site. [LEARN MORE]

Evaluation of UNICEF's Youth Aware STD-prevention programme

UNICEF

Fieldwork-based evaluation of an innovative UNICEF program to expand testing of sexually transmitted diseases among at-risk youth and to raise their awareness regarding risky behaviors [LEARN MORE]

Social license to operate for mining and industrial operations

CMOC International

Stakeholder mapping and risk analysis to evaluate opportunities for social investment by a multinational corporation in two phosphate mining operations and a fertilizer plant in Brazil [LEARN MORE]

SROI Evaluation of the Healthy Eating Habits Project

SESI – Goiás

Impact and social return on investment evaluation of a programme that taught healthy food preparation techniques and eating habits to industry workers in the state of Goiás, Brazil [LEARN MORE]

Final evaluation of a football-based youth empowerement project

Fundació FC Barcelona

This inspiring project by the Barça Foundation uses sports as a tool to prevent youth violence in a community of Rio de Janeiro where battles are waged between drug-trafficking gangs [LEARN MORE]

Evaluation of an urbanization project in a peripheral low-income neighborhood

COBRAPE

Post-urbanization evaluation of the Jardim São Francisco neighborhood in São Paulo. Results achieved in this slum upgrade and resettlement project were evaluated by means of focus groups and a survey. [LEARN MORE]

Evaluation of UNICEF communication strategies to prevent mosquito-borne diseases

UNICEF

Assessment of the communication strategy for dengue, chikungunya and zika prevention measures. Audience reception of different messages was studied by means of focus group simulations [LEARN MORE]

Monitoring of projects financed by the US-Brazil WTO cotton subsidy settlement

Instituto Brasileiro do Algodão

Development of a monitoring system for past and future projects launched with funding from the Brazilian Cotton Institute (IBA) with funds from the USA-Brazil WTO dispute settlement [LEARN MORE]

Indicator dashboard, social map and assessment of the conditions of children and youth

Prefeitura Municipal de Lençóis Paulista (SP)

Assessment of the living conditions of children and youth combined with an interactive web map and an indicator dashboard with social and policy statistics for a city of 70.000 inhabitants [LEARN MORE]

Socio-demographic research for an urbanization project in a precarious settlement

Hagaplan

Household data collection with families living in precarious conditions in an urban periphery. A total of 1.133 families were surveyed, yielding social and economic information about 3.150 people [LEARN MORE]

Monitoring and Evaluation of the Learning Language Project

Laboratório de Educação

Technical support to the monitoring and evaluation of the Learning Language Project, a language acquisition stimulation solution for public school students sponsored by LabEdu and Harvard University [LEARN MORE]

Evaluation of Conecta Bibliotecas, a programme in support of public libraries

Recode

Impact evaluation of a project using public libraries to foster social change, by attracting new visitors and training library personnel to become agents of change [LEARN MORE]

Publication: Managing Social Impact

CEBDS

Preparation of a guide to managing the social impact of private companies for the Brazilian chapter of WBCSD - World Business Council for Sustainable Development. [LEARN MORE]

Developmental evaluation of the Voices of Fashion 2030 project

Instituto C&A

Real-time evaluation of the implementation of a project aimed at mobilizing workers, businesses and government to improve working conditions in the garment sector in Pernambuco [LEARN MORE]

SROI evaluation of the use of the DreamShaper entrepreneurship platform by educational institutions

DreamShaper

Evaluation of the use of the Dream Shaper entrepreneurship platform in primary, secondary schools and universities using a social return on investment approach [LEARN MORE]

Final Evaluation of the Green Line Parks Network in Joinville

Prefeitura de Joinville

The Green Line Program created and revitalized public spaces in Joinville over 10 years. This final evaluation was based on a user-perception survey and on extended interviews with stakeholders [LEARN MORE]

Impact evaluation of the Caring Families project

Plan International

Impact assessment of the Caring Families Project, supported by Nivea cosmetics, to stimulate children in early childhood. The evaluation was based on survey and face-to-face interviews [LEARN MORE]

M&E plan for the Young Collective programme

Instituto Coca-Cola Brasil

Revision of the indicators used by the Institute for the M&E of one of its programmes. The new research instruments were tested and a manual was written for the analysis of the collected data. [LEARN MORE]

Social assessment of the conditions of children and teenagers in Jundiaí

Prefeitura de Jundiaí (SP)

Diagnosis on the situation of children and adolescents in a large municipality (354.000 inhab.) including a 10-year policy plan for human rights and a plan for the re-education of underage offenders [LEARN MORE]

Evaluation of public housing policy in São Paulo

Diagonal Transformação de Territórios

Impact evalution of public housing projects in the Southern Hemisphere's largest metropolis, including survey research design and data collection [LEARN MORE]

Baseline evaluation of the Happy Childhood project

Plan International

Baseline evaluation of an early childhood programme working with families, childcare givers and social sector professionals to help stimulate children's social and emotional development [LEARN MORE]

Social and economic assessment for private social investment in agribusiness

Nidera Sementes

Prospective study for an agribusiness corporation intent on boosting social investment in Western Brazil. The evaluation was based on stakeholder mapping, interviews and database research [LEARN MORE]

Evaluation of Coca-Cola's Collectives Programme

Instituto Coca-Cola Brasil

Midterm evaluation of a Coca-Cola social programme offering skills development for disadvantaged youth (Young Collective) and income generation in solid waste recycling (Collective Recycling) [LEARN MORE]

Mapping households and identifying families in urban slums

JHE Engenharia

Mapping and identification of buildings along with family registration in the urban periphery of Santo André (Brazil) to lay the groundwork for a slum upgrade project [LEARN MORE]

Impact and results evaluation of the Young Health Program in Maranhão

Plan International

Mixed-methods evaluation of the results and impact achieved by a health education program for vulnerable youth in one of the poorest regions in Latin America, including data collection [LEARN MORE]

Ten-Year policy plan for the human rights of children and youth

Prefeitura de Tubarão (SC)

Technical assistance in the preparation of the Ten Year Plan for the Human Rights of Children and Youth in a medium-sized municipality (102.000 inhab.), including a situational analysis [LEARN MORE]

Baseline research and prospective evaluation of the Tourism and Child Protection project

Plan International

Baseline for a child exploitation prevention project in the tourism economy, done in partnership with stakeholders, so as to devise a model for the project (prospective evaluation) [LEARN MORE]

Prospective study for the evidence-based erradication of child labor

Prefeitura de Nova Friburgo (RJ)

In-depth study of cases of child labor in a city of 115.000 inhabitants based on primary data collection and archival research, followed by a report with policy recommendations and a web dashboard [LEARN MORE]

Evaluation of the "Clean Games" FIFA World Cup and Rio 2016 Olympics project

Instituto Ethos

Project supported by the Siemens Integrity Initiative and the World Bank bringing companies, government and society to raise compliance standards in the build-up to two major sporting events [LEARN MORE]

Impact and results evaluation of the Women's Football Program, by Plan International

Plan International

Fieldwork-based evaluation of a programme that sought to undo gender roles attached to the practice of football by involving disadvantaged girls in sports and educational activities. [LEARN MORE]

M&A system development for slum upgrade and public housing programs

Secretaria Municipal de Habitação de São Paulo

Development of monitoring and evaluation tools for social work and slum urbanization programs, tenement upgrades, land title registration and retrofit of housing estates [LEARN MORE]

Baseline evaluation of the Caring Families Project

Plan International

Ex-ante evaluation (including baseline survey) of a project aimed at educating families to stimulate young children appropriately, through play and non-violent communication [LEARN MORE]

Social assessment of the conditions of children and teenagers in the municipality of Araxá

Prefeitura de Araxá (MG)

This diagnostic study about the situation children and youth for a medium-sized city established guidelines for the development of intersectoral policies targeted to this public in the next 10 years [LEARN MORE]

Support to the environmental monitoring of the Rio Negro area in the Amazon Basin

Instituto Socioambiental

Data collection supervision for the Programme for Climate and Environment Monitoring in the Amazon region, whereby indigenous peoples report on environmental changes via ODK-enabled tablets [LEARN MORE]

Evaluation of the Classroom Management Toolkit

Fundaçao Lemann

Perception-based evaluation of the Classroom Management Tool, a mixed online/in-class course for school managers based on classroom observation techniques and teacher feedback strategies [LEARN MORE]

Final evaluation of the EU-supported Bo Bin Sibi civil society strengthening project

ESSOR

Evaluation of a project to strengthen civil society for the social control of public policies and the empowerment of vulnerable populations in Guinea Bissau, supported by the European Commission [LEARN MORE]

Evaluation of the Gatópolis literacy support software

Fundaçao Lemann

Evaluation of the classroom use of a tablet-based educational software developed by the Lemman Foundation to aid teachers in the literacy acquisition process of public school children aged 5 to 7 [LEARN MORE]

Development of M&E indicators for assessing performance of social work in slum upgrades

Diagonal Transformação de Territórios

Tools for evaluating the performance of social work performed by a government contractor in the public housing sector [LEARN MORE]

Social assessment in the urban and rural areas of the Poços de Caldas municipality

Prefeitura de Poços de Caldas (MG)

Design of software for a social map of a medium-sized city (151.000 inhab.) with indicators of education, housing, health services and public safety to aid targeted policy planning [LEARN MORE]

Market research on usage patterns of courier services by foreign trade businesses

Correios

Research with businesses about their patterns of usage of parcel delivery services, based on telephone interviews with 546 companies with foreign trade operations [LEARN MORE]

Evaluation of the Healthy Youth Project

Plan International

Baseline study of the Healthy Teen Project in the city of São Paulo, an initiative to promote preventive health among low-income adolescents in urban peripheries sponsored by AstraZeneca [LEARN MORE]

Research on the attitudes and expectations of veterinary practitioners

SINDIVET-PR

Survey of veterinary practiotioners in Southern Brazil deseigned to improve services offered by the local union and to support their advocacy work [LEARN MORE]

Identifying a potential market for low-emission wood-burning stoves

Soter AG

Feasibility study in rural area for implementation of a new technology for reducing gas emissions from wood-burning stoves. Plan Evaluation identified communities with greatest adoption potential [LEARN MORE]

Perception-based evaluation of the Learning Management Platform

Fundaçao Lemann

Evaluation of the use of the Learning Management tool, a course developed by the Lemann Foundation to assist principals and coordinators in improving learning conditions in public schools [LEARN MORE]

Conditional Cash Transfer census in Cerejeiras-RO

Prefeitura de Cerejeiras (RO)

Monitoring of the "Bolsa Família" Conditional Cash Transfer Programme in Cerejeiras to verify eligiblity requirements. Families were surveyed by means of household visits. [LEARN MORE]

Facilitation of local development workshops

Votorantim Cimentos

Application of the company's local development guidelines through stakeholder workshops. The experiment was then used to improve evaluation methods. [LEARN MORE]

Advice on monitoring and evaluation for the PROSAMIM III project

Herkjacktech Tecnologia e Engenharia Ltda.

Consultancy for the Monitoring and Evaluation of the Resettlement and Community Participation Plan of the Social and Environmental Program for the Igarapés of Manaus - Prosamim III [LEARN MORE]

Systematisation of the performance of the Criminal Justice System

Rede Justiça Criminal

Systematization of the experience of the Criminal Justice Network. The Network is an umbrella organization for NGOs advocating for humans rights and better criminal justice [LEARN MORE]

Final evaluation of the União Sertaneja rural development project

Humana Brasil

Plan evaluated this project financed by the European Union in terms of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability, in accordance with the OECD DAC evaluation criteria. [LEARN MORE]

Situational analysis of the living conditions of children and teenagers in Rio Negrinho

Prefeitura de Rio Negrinho (SC)

Prospective study recommending policy priorities for children and youth in 5 areas: health, education, culture, sports and leisure; family and community ties; freedom; and professional training [LEARN MORE]

Final evaluation of the Não desvie o Olhar ("Don't turn a blind eye") Project

ECPAT

On the border between France and Brasil, Plan evaluated an EU-supported project to prevent youth prostitution and human trafficking. The research was based on interviews and a survey. [LEARN MORE]

Mapping of critical social themes in the oil & gas sector

Ipiranga Produtos de Petróleo S.A.

Identification of critical social issues in the area of fuel storage and distribution, including the identification of good practices and recommendation of impact assessment tools [LEARN MORE]

Support to social and environmental monitoring in the Amazon Rio Negro region

Instituto Socioambiental

ISA trusted Plan for data processing and quality checks in a survey carried out by indigenous people from the Amazon Rio Negro region, who interviewed 3.544 families spread over 11.5 million hectares [LEARN MORE]

Household research to audit a conditional cash transfer programme

Prefeitura de Palmeira das Missões (RS)

Monitoring of the Bolsa Família cash transfer programme to verify eligbility requirements in a municipality in southern Brazil [LEARN MORE]

Evaluation of Sou da Paz's international arms control advocacy

Instituto Sou da Paz

Evaluation of the work of an advocacy NGO acting as an umbrella organization for civil society within the UN during the negotiations that led to the approval of the Arms Trade Treaty, [LEARN MORE]

Situational analysis for investment in community relations

Voith Hydro

Survey of the sociodemographic profile of the district of Jaraguá, São Paulo, for a heavy industry corporation, to provide evidence in support of their social investment [LEARN MORE]

Evaluation of fundraising tools for an NGO provding shelter services to children

SOS Aldeias Infantis Brasil

Development of performance indicators and evaluation procedures for gauging the efficacy of SOS Children's Villages' fundraising efforts [LEARN MORE]

Logical Framework for the Solutions for Cities Programme

Associação Brasileira de Cimento Portland

Solutions for Cities was a programmes that aimed to support local governments in putting together policy plans for housing, WASH and mobility in an integrated fashion [LEARN MORE]

Final evaluation of the Decentralised Program for Food Security

Instituto Marquês de Valle Flôr

This programme supported quality food production and distribution in the African island-nation of São Tomé. It was evaluated in partnership with NGOs and financed by the Portuguese Cooperation Agency [LEARN MORE]

Final evaluation of a campaign against forced evictions

WITNESS Video for Change

Final evaluation of a campaign to document cases of forced evictions in areas that were to receive infra-structure for sports events such as the World Cup and the Olympics [LEARN MORE]