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We are a team of highly committed researchers and evaluators who support organizations to improve their efficiency, effectiveness and sustainable impact. We focus our efforts on development in the sectors of education, social infrastructure & services,  agriculture, human rights, humanitarian aid,  governance & civil society.

Expertise

Our researchers have extensive expertise in developing Monitoring & Evaluation strategies, implementing Independent Evaluations and executing Impact Research.

Approach

We apply a wide range of methodologies like SROI (social return on investment), cost-benefit analysis, most significant change, quantitative and qualitative research, mixed method approaches. We use innovative ICT and software applications to maximize validity and reliability.
We like participative and capacity building approaches. We believe that a learning process on (evaluation) methodology is essential for the organizations we support.

Team

Patrick Vander Weyden (PhD)
Managing Director
Roberto Escarré (PhD)
Associate
Sofia van der Hoofd (MSc)
Partner
Musabila Albogast (PhD)
Associate
Annie Soegito (MSc)
Associate
Nilam Sunchuri (MSc)
Associate
Troy Thomas (PhD)
Associate
Elise Konings (MSc)
Associate

Recent Portfolio

CapED Unesco (2018)
Mid-term Evaluation
Sector of Education: strategic planning, education statistics and teacher training
Client: Unesco | Icon
Cuba (2018)
Mid-term evaluation
Institutional University Cooperation
Client: VLIR-UOS
Cuba (2018)
Mid-term evaluation
Network University Cooperation
Client: VLIR-UOS
Syria – Turkey (2017)
Impact Evaluation
Training
Client: Kuhdra
EU-ACP Cooperation (2018)
Final and Impact Evaluation
EU-ACP Cooperation in the sector of Higher Education 2007-2017
Client: European Commission | Proman Consortium
Indonesia (2017-2021)
Impact Evaluation
Gender programme / labor union
Client: Belgian Special Evaluation Office (SEO)
Uganda & Nepal (2017)
Final Evaluation
First Aid
Client: Belgian Red Cross
Rwanda (2016)
Social Return on Investment Analysis (SROI)
Education sector
Client: VVOB
Vietnam (2017-2020)
M&E strategy and implementation
VETEC/Erasmus+: University Education
Vietnam (2018)
Mid-term evaluation
Network University Cooperation
Client: VLIR-UOS
Belgium (2017)
Final Evaluation Evaluation
Primary Education – North
Client: Plan Belgium
Vietnam (2016)
Evaluation of Teachers`Performance
Comparative Research
Client: BTC | Enabel
Cambodia (2018)
Programme Evaluation
Education, Agriculture, Human Rights
Client: Finn Church Aid (FCA)
Vietnam (2018)
Mid-term evaluation
Institutional University Cooperation
Client: VLIR-UOS
Southern Africa (2017)
Zimbabwe, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana
Mid term Evaluation
First Aid
Client: Belgian Red Cross
Indonesia & Philippines (2014-2016)
Impact Analysis of 4 NGO`s
Agriculture and Health
Client: Belgian Special Evaluation Office (SEO)

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Contact

FocusUP
Henri La Fontainestraat 60
2018 Antwerp – Belgium
+32 479 37 98 33