Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
QED has specialized in monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) since the company was founded in 1998 and is a leader in the Collaboration, Learning and Adapting (CLA) and learning space. We use this foundation, alongside our strong culture of innovation and technology, to provide cutting edge, proactive, and right-sized MEL solutions to clients around the globe.
Our approach helps clients better use the data they have before pursuing modern approaches to data collection and analysis. QED’s efforts result in better informed managers and more evidence-based decision-making with a focus on local leadership and engagement.
QED’s approach to Organizational Development (OD) is focused on the ways in which an organization uses its resources to make better decisions, improve performance, change behavior, and manage adaptively. Although these approaches are often complemented by technology solutions, we view OD as a comprehensive set of systems, processes, and people that go beyond information technology.
Global Health Solutions
QED promotes an iterative, user-centered process to generate innovative solutions for global health challenges. We seek to understand the environment in which the public health sector operates to ensure integrated, systems-wide approaches for sustainable, locally-led development.
QED Group has provided short-and medium-term technical expertise in health program assessment, design, monitoring and evaluation, and program support to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Data and Innovation
One of the biggest challenges in the field of international development is to understand, use, and share the data that is available to inform and drive decisions. When understood, data can be used to inspire innovations and address previously unsurmountable challenges in getting information to the people, in the right way and at the right time.
QED’s Innovation and Data Hub explores the use of technology to improve data collection, analysis and its use in complex environments. Our team of data scientists, coders and designers utilizes an iterative, human- centered process to challenge and incentivize our staff to co-design and co-create innovative solutions driven by the needs of our partners.
Security, Defense, and Diplomacy
At QED Group, we provide assessment, monitoring and evaluation (AM&E) expertise across Defense, Diplomacy, and Development to advance U.S. national security interests. With experience working in countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen, we understand how difficult operational environments demand more innovative, flexible, diverse, and oftentimes discreet information gathering and analysis. Our AM&E work provides our clients with information that is timely, relevant, verifiable, and immediately actionable to planners and operators.