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 continues to provide expert services to OTI as a subcontractor through PDQ III. Under PDQ III, the team provides 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.

QED responds to OTI’s PDQ III Task Order needs with expert staff and performance management throughout multiple technical areas and within changing environments.  Our PDQIII team develops OTI’s capacity to continually capture, transfer, and maintain current analysis of data and lessons learned through on the ground and remote improvements to information sharing capacities and learning tools.  QED implements effective tools and practices for each unique OTI programming context to ensure these tools are adaptable to low resource, unstable, and transitioning areas, as well as work to improve OTI program staff development, communication, and management capacity.