DOS/CT Phased Evaluation Services Contract
Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism (DOS/CT)
September 2017 – March 2021
Terrorist organizations present a persistent and grave threat to the national security of the United States and its allies. The U.S. Congress established the Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund (CTPF) to help foreign government partners more effectively counter terrorism and violent extremism. The CTPF is managed by the Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism (DOS/CT).
Through the CTPF, DOS/CT designs and manages $515 million in foreign assistance programs that help partner countries build law enforcement and judicial capabilities to mitigate attacks; disrupt terrorist transit; and arrest, investigate, prosecute, and incarcerate terrorists in accordance with the rule of law. DOS/CT also uses CTPF funding to build partnerships with civil society to counter radicalization and recruitment to violent extremism. This work is highly sensitive, complex, and shaped by local context. DOS/CT, therefore, seeks to develop consistent monitoring processes across the CTPF portfolio to evaluate program strategy, efficacy, and impact.
Through the Phased Evaluation Services contract, Resonance delivered monitoring and evaluation (M&E) services for DOS/CT’s CTPF programs. Resonance’s CTPF M&E team conducted real-time evaluations while simultaneously building the capacity of CTPF program teams for ongoing program monitoring. We took a flexible, adaptive, and client-oriented approach to help inform DOS/CT decision-making around allocating resources across the CTPF portfolio, implementing counterterrorism programming, and designing future CTPF programs.
Resonance led the following under the Phased Evaluation Services contract:
Photo: CTPF-funded Tactical Medical training exercise in Tunis, Tunisia, April 2019. (Photo credit: Jennifer Gauck).