USAID India advancing the US-India Partnership Platform

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Enhancing the integration of collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) throughout the design and implementation of USAID India’s activities to advance the US-India development relationship.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) India Advancing the US-India Partnership Platform (APP) Activity is a five-year central Mission platform that will integrate collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) throughout the design and implementation of USAID/India’s activities to advance the US-India development relationship. It is a task order under the Evaluation, Monitoring, and Learning Services (EVAL-ME II) Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract mechanism.

APP provides technical assistance in Program Cycle processes: strategy formulation; activity design; monitoring; research and evaluation; collaborating, learning & adapting; organizational development support and a meeting and partnership development centre.

Led by International Development Group (IDG) LLC, we are part of this consortium supporting on strengthening the organizational development mandate and the monitoring, evaluation, assessment and learning activities. 

We deliver this vision alongside partners such as Population Council of India (PCI) and Sattva Consulting.


Overall, APP will work to support: 

  • Strengthening monitoring, verification, and reporting systems to enhance USAID/India Mission programmatic effectiveness and accountability to stakeholders
  • Strengthening the design of and implementation of evaluations, assessments, and analyses to enable the Mission to make informed decisions and utilize learning
  • Support the activity design process to influence complex systems, leverage resources, and integrate activities to achieve higher level results and sustainability of outcomes
  • Support development of evaluation methodologies and SoWs. Develop/update strong theory of change (TOC), AMELPS, and other required documents.
  • Conduct stakeholder and political economy analyses using systems thinking and collective action
  • Empower Mission staff for adaptive management and improve coordination and collaboration with external stakeholders to enhance institutional learning and program effectiveness
  • Support strategy development and process management as part of the program cycle to enable continuous planning, delivering, assessing, and adapting of development programs

We adopt a comprehensive multi-sectoral approach that combines evidence-based methodologies and innovative tools to deliver impactful outcomes. We are committed to providing demand-based support across the policy cycle. 


APP will support USAID/India and its implementing partners to generate high-quality data and plan effectively for monitoring progress and learning to advance goals mutually defined in cooperation with the Government of India (GOI) and the regional partner governments. This support platform will contribute to the development of a state-of-the-art Mission-wide monitoring and evaluation regime and advance the USAID/India Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS), its projects and activities, by providing design, monitoring, evaluation, assessment, and learning, and organizational development services.

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