Program Development Quickly (PDQ II)

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

Project Details:

CLIENT: USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives

REGION: Africa, Asia, Europe & Eurasia, Global, Latin America & Caribbean, Middle East & North Africa

COUNTRY: Afghanistan, Cambodia, Cote d'lvoire, Cuba, Egypt, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebannon, Libya, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Venezuela, Yemen, Zimbabwe

SERVICE: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

SECTOR: Democracy & Governance

PROJECT LENGTH: PDQ II: May 2008 - 2013; PDQ III: October 2012 – 2017

Project Description

USAID awarded Program Development Quickly II (PDQ II) to QED as the prime contractor through a small business set aside. Under PDQ II, QED provided USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) with Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) services, short-term technical assistance, knowledge management resources, personnel development opportunities, and logistical support.

Although QED graduated from its small business classification, QED continued to provide expert services to OTI as a subcontractor through PDQ III. Under PDQ III, the team provided the resources and facilitation expertise to support US foreign policy objectives through short-term technical assistance in conflict, transitional, and post-conflict countries. QED works with the prime contractor and OTI to provide in-country and Washington DC-based fast, flexible program performance support targeted at critical political transition and stabilization needs.