Impact Assessment

PROFIT Zambia Impact Assessment Baseline Research Design, USAID, DAI, 2006 English/French

    PROFIT is a five-year project that began in June 2005. It is funded at the level of $15 million, including $5 million for local grants. The goals of the PROFIT project are to:
    - Improve the competitiveness of selected industries in which large numbers of MSEs participate and might benefit
    - Foster the sustainability of competitiveness to enable firms and industries to respond to market demands, both in the short and long run
    - Increase the breadth and depth of benefits at the industry, MSE, and household levels.

    The Impact Assessment Baseline Research Design, to the right, presents a detailed description of the research plan for carrying out the PROFIT Zambia impact assessment. Included in the research plan are: (1) program description, (2) causal models, (3) research hypotheses, associated indicators, and sources of information at different levels of analysis, (4) description of quantitative methodology (longitudinal survey), (5) description of qualitative methodology (focus group discussions and in-depth key informant interviews), (6) sampling frame and methodology, (7) lists of key informants, (8) household surveys, and (9) discussion guides. The full report in English and a summary in French are on the right hand side.

    The Terms of Reference for Local Research Partner gives the full text of the request for proposals for local companies to help with the impact assessment baseline research.

    The Evaluability Assessment provides the recommendations of an outside team of experts on how to design the impact assessment methodology for the PROFIT project.

    Associated Activities and Documents
    Impact Assessment
    »USAID Private Sector Development Impact Assessment Initiative, 2007-