In 2003, USAID’s strategy for creating sustainable improvements in the quality of life for Jordanians encompassed a broad range of economic and social sector initiatives designed to improve access to credit and business services, create a conducive economic and business enabling environment, and support key policy reforms. Checchi undertook a comprehensive evaluation of this strategy and its major program activities. In addition to examining performance and impact at the activity level, the team provided a set of strategic guidelines and recommendations for USAID to utilize in developing a new economic opportunities strategy for 2004 and beyond, with emphasis on accelerating Jordan’s transition to a knowledge-based, high growth economy with the capacity to more broadly distribute the fruits of economic growth.
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,