Active and Previous Associate Awards

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Active Awards:

TOPS Bridge Associate Award


Amount:~$2.5 million

The TOPS Bridge Associate Award, funded by the USAID Office of Food for Peace, will continue to provide learning and technical services for program implementing partners and other stakeholders in the focus areas of knowledge management, commodity management, stakeholder consultations, and theory of change. The TOPS Bridge will continue to manage the FSN Network and convene and facilitate many of the learning and knowledge sharing activities started under The TOPS award.

Strengthening Capacity in Agriculture, Livelihoods, and Environment (SCALE) Associate Award

Mercy Corps, 2018-2023

Amount:~$5 million

SCALE, funded by the USAID Office of Food for Peace, is designed to further improve the impact, sustainability, and scalability of FFP’s activities in agriculture, natural resource management, and livelihoods. The program will focus on sustainable and climate-sensitive approaches that foster resilient agricultural systems, and enhance income opportunities within agricultural systems and off-farm livelihoods.

WASH Associate Award


Amount:~$3.75 million

The WASH Associate Award, funded by the USAID Office of Food for Peace, is aimed at strengthening the effectiveness and sustainability of WASH practices in FFP-funded development and emergency food security programs. The program will bring together members of the WASH community of practice to share program and implementation design, principles, practices; capture evidence of successful implementation and innovative practices; and analyze challenges affecting WASH programming.

Livelihoods for Resilience Learning Act (L4R)

TANGO International, Kimetrica 2018-2022

Amount:~$3.1 million

The Livelihoods for Resilience Learning Activity Associate Award, funded by USAID/Ethiopia, will provide baseline and endline data with which to measure Livelihoods for Resilience activities against their intended outputs and outcomes. The Livelihoods for Resilience activity is a USAID Feed the Future program that focuses on four priority areas that support and enhance livelihood opportunities for chronically food insecure households in targeted woredas: 1) on-farm income generating activities (IGAs) and crop and livestock market systems; 2) off-farm IGAs and non- farm enterprise development; 3) non-farm labor and wage employment; and 4) collaborative learning for scaling and sustaining gains made in on-farm, off-farm, and employment livelihood pathways.

Uganda RCT

Innovations for Poverty Action, 2017-2021

Amount:~$2.5 million

The Evaluative Research on the Graduation Pilot Development Food Security Activity in Uganda, funded by the USAID Office of Food for Peace, will conduct a randomized controlled trial (RCT) to measure the cost-effectiveness of different variations of graduation programming for refugees and host communities in Uganda. The programming is part of a Pilot Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) that works to improve food security and promote self-reliance among extremely poor households in refugee settlements in Western Uganda.

Resilience Evaluation, Analysis, and Learning Award (REAL)

Food for the Hungry, Mercy Corps, TANGO International 2016-2021

Amount:~$8 million

The Resilience Evaluation, Analysis, and Learning award works to provide USAID missions, host governments, implementing organizations, and other key stakeholders with rigorous yet practical monitoring, evaluation, strategic analysis, and capacity-building support related to resilience.

Previous Awards:

  • Review of Cash-based Emergency Food Assistance Program

TANGO International, 2016-2018


  •  Asian Resilience Measurement & Monitoring Experiential Learning Event (ARMMELE)

TANGO International, 2016


  • Advanced Resilience M&E Training for Field Practitioners (ARMET)

TANGO International, 2015-2016


  •  Baseline Study for Enhancing Resilience and Economic Growth in Somalia Program

TANGO International, 2015-2016


  • Rapid Exploratory Study to Identify Shocks and Stressors and to Contextualize Resilience Indicators for Nepal

TANGO International, 2015


  • Humanitarian to Development Resilience Collaboration Training (HADA)

TANGO International, 2014-2015


  • Sahel Resilience Workshop

CORE Group, 2014

Amount: ~$30,000