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Evaluation of the Microfinance Technical Assistance Program

Latin America and the Caribbean USAID 2002 2002

DevTech successfully completed on schedule and within scope an in-country evaluation of USAID Honduras progress and the effectiveness of the current technical assistance to strengthen the micro- and small-business lending capacity of selected microfinance institutions in Honduras.

The DevTech evaluators reviewed and provided written analysis of the:

  • Long- and short-term staffing, contract management, and support;
  • Technical assistance and training activities, including indicators developed by the contractor for measuring results, the strategy followed, and results to date;
  • Coordination between the institutional contractor, the Covelo Foundation, and the institutional contractor and USAID;
  • Actions in support of the environment affecting the operations of microfinance institutions in Honduras; and
  • Possible alternative actions for improving the results of the project during the remaining period under the contract.