The focus of this evaluation was USAID/Bulgaria’s Firm Level Assistance Group (FLAG) program of technical assistance to small and medium enterprises. The evaluation team conducted key informant interviews and surveyed a sample of FLAG client companies in six Bulgarian cities. Evaluation issues included the effectiveness and efficiency of the FLAG assistance model, program sustainability, and replication of program benefits to firms.
Checchi served as prime contractor for nine consecutive USAID IQCs for evaluation and related services. Under these IQCs, Checchi completed a wide range of studies,