Host Organization: ACDI/VOCA
First Year Placement
Doug worked at SADA and CDP, programs by ACDI/VOCA to strengthen cashew and other agricultural value chains in northern Guinea. He worked with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team to track the programs’ impact on partner businesses and growers. Inaddition, he worked with ACDI/VOCA’s Washington, D.C.-based MEL team to support other projects. These included reviewing and reporting on the survey data of SADA’s partner growers, as well as developing plans for how the newer CDP project will improve its implementation over time. He also tried to serve as an everyperson and picked other things up along the way.
Second Year Placement
Doug is working with ACDI/VOCA’s HQ Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) and Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) teams to support learning by AV projects. He supports teams by assessing project implementation and effective strategies for measuring project impact and outcomes. Doug also works on AV-wide projects at the HQ level, including policies and procedures for ethical practices across the data lifecycle.