Monitoring and Evaluation of Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Security Initiative Programs (CARSI)
For the INL’s Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) task order, DevTech supported the Office of Western Hemisphere to develop a systematic data collection mechanism and procedure to facilitate the regular monitoring of CARSI programs and conducted evidence-based evaluations of program progress to determine the effectiveness in meeting goals and objectives, identify lessons learned, and provide timely analysis for effective management decisions. The evaluations focused on El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama. DevTech also developed the monitoring system using InfoPath so that it remains compliant with INL’s security and information technology system requirements. CARSI has implemented program activities aimed at three core outcomes: 1. Disrupting criminal infrastructure, routes, and networks; 2. Building the capacity of law enforcement and justice sector actors and institutions to serve citizens and address regional threats3. Advancing community policing, gang prevention, and economic and social programming for at-risk youth in communities disproportionately impacted by crime.