Learning-Oriented Evaluation and Assessment

We conduct evaluations and assessments to help our clients gain a deeper understanding of their work and how to take meaningful steps toward lasting social impact.

Mathematica Global has a long history of rigorous, high-quality evaluations that capture key insights and best practices across sectors and geographies. We apply a wide range of methods to deliver high-quality assessments, evaluations, and related analytic services to produce actionable insights. These include:

  • Impact, performance, and process evaluations
  • Strategy reviews
  • Portfolio evaluations
  • Theory-based evaluations
  • Case studies
  • Cost analysis & cost evaluation
  • Organizational assessments


Featured Project: Improving the Quality of General Education in Georgia

Mathematica Global worked with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to evaluate two activities under the Improving General Education Quality Project in the country of Georgia.

Learning Priority

The Millennium Challenge Corporation sponsored the Improving General Education Quality Project in Georgia to address barriers to high-quality education in the country. Mathematica Global was contracted to evaluate two components of this project: the Improved Learning Environment Infrastructure (ILEI) activity and the Training Educators for Excellence (TEE) activity. MCC partnered with Mathematica Global to conduct rigorous impact evaluations to understand the success and opportunities of these two activities.

The ILEI activity focused on improving the learning environment in a target group of schools experiencing major building infrastructure problems. Initially Mathematica assessed the impacts of school rehabilitation activities on schools’ environment and operating capacity. Ultimately, Mathematica examined linkages between the rehabilitation activities and learning outcomes.

The TEE activity provided training to all secondary school directors and all grade 7–12 teachers in the subjects of science, mathematics, English, and geography. Mathematica Global evaluated the impact these training programs had on school management, pedagogical practices, and student experiences.

Evaluation Approach

For the evaluation of the ILEI activity, Mathematica Global conducted a rigorous school-level random assignment design complemented by a process evaluation and an in-depth qualitative analysis. For the TEE activity, Mathematica used descriptive surveys and qualitative data collection to conduct a performance evaluation and a matched comparison group study.


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