The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the Philippines seeks to conduct an evaluation that will assess the performance of the third phase of its Growth with Equity in Mindanao (GEM-3) project in meeting its overarching objectives: 1) to accelerate economic growth in Mindanao; 2) to help assure that as many people as possible participate in and benefit from the growth; and 3) to help bring about and consolidate peace in Mindanao. To accomplish these objectives the GEM-3 Program conducted a wide range of projects and activities throughout Mindanao with program components ranging from: infrastructure development; workforce preparation; business growth; governance improvement; and former combatant reintegration. Beyond these main programmatic areas, the GEM-3 program also conducted a series of support services in communications and public relations and logistical and operational support to facilitate the implementation of several program activities throughout the life of the program. The evaluation will investigate each of these program components to determine what contribution each made to achievement of the aforementioned overarching objectives, provide lessons learned and make recommendations as to where USAID programs may have a comparative advantage its current assistance provision.
Last updated: April 01, 2014