IBTCI has been contracted by USAID Mission in Mexico to provide services to facilitate collaboration between USAID activities, integration of USAID/Mexico development objectives, interagency collaboration, and use of evidence for decision-making. The goal of the Integration, Collaboration, Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanism (ICME) Project, is to support USAID/Mexico’s ability to make decisions based on evidence and yield a greater impact through facilitation, integration of USAID/Mexico activities, and collaboration with a range of stakeholders, and innovative monitoring and evaluation. The ICME project will focus on strengthening the implementation of the new criminal justice system, preventing crime and violence in targeted communities, especially in the northern Border States, protecting human rights and preventing abuses, enhancing integrity and transparency, improving land use management to reduce deforestation.
The Integration, Collaboration, Monitoring and Evaluation (ICME) mechanism will support USAID/Mexico’s ability to make decisions based on evidence through the application of analytical rigor. The ICME mechanism will work across the Mission to help:
1) Facilitate integration of its investments for greater synergy and impact, especially in the northern border states;
2) Facilitate increased collaboration among local actors-government, civil society, private sector, and academia to advance local ownership, sustainability, and most importantly self-reliance;
3) Ensure innovative monitoring and related analyses of the outcomes and outputs of existing activities as well as the relevant context indicators such that learning (i.e: what is working, what is not working, and what needs to be done differently) is optimized and provides continuity beyond and between USAID investments; and
4) Realize surveys, more in-depth analyses, and evaluations, whether impact or performance, as needed for management decisions.