Tetra Tech International Development (formerly Coffey International) is the independent Evaluation Partner (EP) for SPRING. Focusing on both learning and accountability, Tetra Tech aims to fill the gaps in the international knowledge base around what works (and what does not) and why, in reaching girls using the private sector.
The Evaluation & Research practice at Tetra Tech uses knowledge to improve performance. We measure the impact of work, then use that information to promote results-based management and decision-making, working with donors, governments, NGOs, universities, foundations and private businesses. We carry out high-quality independent evaluations and impact assessments and build robust monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems, both for clients and for Tetra Tech’s own programmes, ensuring that rigorous M&E is embedded in all our work.
Our SPRING Evaluation
The evaluation assesses whether the SPRING programme achieved its objectives by delivering the types of change set out in the Theory of Change (ToC). This ran parallel with the SPRING implementation and continued after programme ended to capture longer-term impacts of SPRING. The evaluation gathered evidence through three components:
1Programme Performance Evaluation
The Programme Performance Evaluation (PPE) looks at the effectiveness of the programme, provided regular recommendations to the Implementing Partner (IP) to adapt its implementation strategy between cohorts, and synthesised findings and lessons learned regarding programme design and delivery.
Download Summative Programme Performance Report
2Business Performance Evaluation
The Business Performance Evaluation (BPE) looks at the performance of SPRING businesses (in terms of sales, investment readiness, and number of girls reached), assessing how this changed as a result of participation in SPRING. It also generated lessons about what works and what does not for businesses to reach adolescent girls with market-based solutions.
Download Summative Business Performance Evaluation Report
The Impact Evaluation (IE) looks at how and to what extent adolescent girls have benefitted from SPRING products, services, or income-generation opportunities. This is done through longitudinal and (where possible) quasi-experimental evaluation designs. The IE covered two SPRING businesses per cohort with tailored baseline research before the launch of their SPRING prototypes and an end-line study after the prototypes had been delivered. The timeframe for each IE was tailored to the business specifics.
- BPE Thematic Report – Age – In this report, we share how businesses engaged and worked with girls across different ages.
- BPE Thematic Report – Girls in Value Chain – This report focuses on girls as part of value chains, and provides key recommendations for businesses that are looking to engage girls in the value chain.
- BPE Thematic Report – Narrow or Broad Targeting – In this report, we share how businesses have approached and managed to reach girls.
- BPE Thematic Report – Stakeholders – Stakeholders played a crucial role for the success of the SPRING programme. This report takes a look at how business worked with stakeholders to reach girls across various sectors and institutions.
- BPE Thematic Report- Technology – How did businesses use technology to reach girls? Read the report to find out more about our lessons learned from SPRING.