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Iraq Personnel Support Services (Manpower II)
Contract Number: 267-O-00-08-00507




EVALUATION


USAID/IRAQ Administrative Reform (Tarabot) Project

Final Performance Evaluation Report




February 11, 2017

This publication was produced at the request of the United States Agency for International Development. It was
prepared independently by The QED Group, LLC.

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USAID/IRAQ ADMINISTRATIVE
REFORM (TARABOT) PROJECT
FINAL PERFORMANCE
EVALUATION REPORT


February 11, 2017

Advancing Performance Management
Contract Number: AID-267-C-13-00001




















On cover: USAID-Tarabot project helps the Basra Refinery solve issues in order to restart stalled
projects and increase oil exports.



DISCLAIMER

The authors’ views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the
United States Agency for International Development or the United States Government.

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report, including precisely the same report headings, though in condensed form focusing
on findings and results. It should stand alone as a complete document suitable for
circulation apart from the main report.

2. Table of Contents
3. Report (maximum 40 pages, excluding graphics, tables and annexes)

a. Introduction (purpose, audience)
b. Background (overview of USAID Tarabot)
c. Methodology (overview only, reserving details for the annex)
d. Findings (respond explicitly to each research question, with evidence)
e. Conclusions (supported by set of findings)
f. Recommendations (specific and action oriented)
g. Lessons Learned

4. References
5. Annexes

a. Evaluation Statement of Work (including modifications, if any)
b. Statement of Differences (significant unresolved differences of opinion between the

USAID Tarabot implementer and USAID/Iraq, or among the members of the
implementing team or their managers)

c. Research Tools (questionnaires, checklists, survey instruments, discussion guides,
etc.)
d. Sources of Information (with contact information as relevant, etc.)
f. Translation of the executive summary into Arabic (TBC)
g. Glossary of Terms
h. Conflict of Interest Statements


Outside of the final report, QED will provide USAID with data and records. These will include
survey responses, interview transcripts, etc. in an electronic file in easily readable format,
organized and fully documented for use by those not fully familiar with the project or the
evaluation, owned by USAID.

The format of the report should adhere to the following:

 Microsoft Word format
 Single line spacing with 12-point Times News Roman type font for the body of the report
 1 inch top/bottom and left/right margins


Stakeholder Participation and Local Capacity
Note that the final evaluation plan, including the design, will be shared with the intended
audience, as well as staff of Tarabot, prior to the plan being finalized. Their views will be
solicited on how the evaluation can best be structured to meet their needs.

Technical Direction
Technical direction during the performance of this evaluation will be provided by the USAID
Program Office through the COR. The USAID/Iraq Governance and Economic Opportunities
(GEO) Office will provide the Program COR with relevant USAID documentation to review and
a list of suggested contacts to interview.

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XII BUDGET AND LOGISTICS

Level of Effort (LOE)
The evaluation team should propose and succinctly justify the number of LOE days each
member of the evaluation team is expected to work, and during which evaluation phase (i.e.,
Document Review and Evaluation Plan, Field Work, and Report Writing, Review and Approval).

Budget
A draft budget must be submitted, revised (if and as required), and approved before the
evaluation begins.

Logistical Support
Logistical support to be provided by the Contractor includes international travel, transportation,
meeting and interview scheduling, secretarial and office support, interpretation, translation,
report printing and communication, life and security support, as appropriate. USAID Tarabot
staff may be contacted to assist with setting up interviews, organizing logistics for focus groups
and coordinating the work of the field research team (if relevant).

A six-day workweek is authorized in Iraq with no premium pay. Friday and Saturday are
considered weekend days in Iraq; the team may choose one of these two days as an “off” day.

All evaluation team members should demonstrate familiarity with USAID’s current Evaluation
Policy. All team members will be required to provide to USAID a signed statement attesting to a
lack of conflict of interest.

Logistics, Schedule, timeline considerations, and the estimated level of efforts
USAID recognizes that an important constraint in this evaluation SOW is that Tarabot’s program
activities are scheduled to end on October 31, 2016. For any evaluation fieldwork that takes
place beyond this date, Tarabot staff will not likely be able to provide support to the evaluation
team, due to the limited presence of staff members in country. QED, via its design plan, shall
recognize this constraint, via pragmatic considerations, such as the potential use of virtual
interviews and/or split-timing fieldwork. QED shall propose appropriate LOE/days of work to
optimize the quality of the evaluation and value to the USG.

Drafted by: Slavica Radosevic
Cleared:
USAID / GEO: MNehrbass (19 October 2016 e-cleared)
USAID / A-PRO: MDouglas (20 October 2016 e-cleared)

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QUESTIONS
AND SUB-

QUESTIONS

MEASURES/
INDICATORS/
BASELINES/

TARGETS

DATA
SOURCES

TYPE & SIZE OF
SAMPLE

DATA ANALYSIS
PLAN

INSTRUMENTS
& TARGET

AUDIENCES

RELEVANT
QUESTIONS

(from
instrument)

Focus Group
Guide: Women
Participants

All questions in
the tool (from 1
to 9)

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