Security, Defense, and Diplomacy

At QED Group, we provide assessment, monitoring and evaluation (AM&E) expertise across the “three Ds” of foreign affairs; Defense, Diplomacy and Development, to advance U.S. national security interests. With experience working in conflict & post-conflict areas, 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.

Third-Party Monitoring: In Afghanistan and Iraq, QED Group utilized local data collectors  who became the “eyes and ears” of USAID in the field by visiting project sites; interviewing beneficiaries, local government officials, and other community leaders, recording GPS coordinates, taking photographs of project activities and tangible outputs, and attending partner events.

Service Offerings

  • Training in assessment, monitoring and evaluation methods and standard operating procedures
  • Rigorous independent and collaborative evaluations
  • Resilience/remote monitoring
  • Atmospherics reporting
  • Data collection in conflict, post-conflict, and transitional environments
  • Design and implementation of rapid and agile data collection and intelligence gathering
  • Survey design and baseline studies
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Eric Benschoter

Director of Strategic Markets