Montrose has been contracted to assess the levels of proficiency in literacy and numeracy competencies among early grade learners in South Sudan as part of the Education in Emergencies Programme (EEP).
Montrose has been contracted to design a curriculum and implement classroom based training for young adults with low levels of functional literacy and education in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG). The trainees are participants of the PNG National Capital District Commission (NCDC) Urban Youth Employment Project (UYEP).
A team of national and international experts undertook extensive research in Northern Uganda to identify opportunities for the ‘Transforming the Economy through Climate Smart Agriculture – Northern Uganda’ (NU-TEC) programme to engage and accommodate the economic development needs of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).
The first phase of the USEDATA online portals – ‘general dashboards’ – for Myanmar, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda are now live! This includes the English language versions and Burmese language version for Myanmar. The Tanzania Swahili dashboard will be live in early 2017.
The DFID-funded USEDATA programme (implemented by Montrose), in partnership with Ecological Christian Organisation (ECO), is increasing access to key information for Artisanal and Small-Scale Miners in the Karamoja region of Northern Uganda as part of the USEDATA Uganda pilot. Information concerns in particular, how to mine legally and how to secure a location licence from the government.
Montrose has been awarded a long-term agreement with IFAD (the International Fund for Agricultural Development) to provide impact assessment services for IFAD’s global programme portfolio across a wide range of geographies and thematic areas. IFAD is a specialised agency of the United Nations dedicated to promoting global agricultural development, providing financing to member states for programmes primarily targeting food production systems and related policy and institutions.
Montrose attended the Open Data Institute (ODI) Summit at the BFI Southbank, London on Tuesday 1 November 2016. The conference showcased numerous stories from around the world on how individuals, private sector, governments, civil society and NGOs are innovating with open data to tackle economic, social and environmental challenges.
UNICEF evaluation reports are reviewed by an independent Global Evaluation Reports Oversight System (GEROS), which provides quality assurance and promotes high evaluation standards. The tool includes a weighting system and an adjusted rating scale.
Montrose Myanmar scored very highly on the GEROS system for their performance evaluation of UNICEF’s School-based In-Service Teacher Education (SITE) programme and achieved the highest score attainable for their performance evaluation of UNICEF’s Township Education Improvement Plan (TEIP).
Montrose has been contracted to implement a Social Investment Pilot Programme in Manaung Township, Myanmar. The pilot is expected to provide direct economic benefits to communities through increasing farmers’ incomes and strengthening agricultural value chains by improving production practices. The pilot is estimated to provide direct economic benefits to around 860 households or 3,283 individuals on the island in the first year.