Athena Wins Placement on the Global Evaluation and Monitoring Framework Agreement (GEMFA)
Jonathan McGrath

Athena Infonomics, in consortium with Genesis Analytics, Consilient Limited, 3ie, Fraym, and Limestone Analytics, has secured a place on the Global Evaluation and Monitoring Framework Agreement (GEMFA), which was established by the UK's Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO) to ensure the provision of efficient and effective expert services for the design and implementation of MEL programs delivered by FCDO and other UK government departments.

Athena was awarded its place as prime under Lot 4 (the MEL Low-Value Lot for programs under £600,000). This lot will cover various types of evaluations, including: impact evaluations; process evaluations; value-for-money evaluations; and any additional learning assignments.

The GEMFA will cover the seven core themes that guide the UK's Official Development Assistance (ODA) investments: climate change and biodiversity; COVID and global health security; girls’ education; science, research, and technology; open societies and conflict resolution; humanitarian preparedness and response; and trade and economic development. This program oversees a wide range of different geographic locations and contexts, including fragile and conflict-affected states.

Athena is initially set for a two-year contract period of performance, and FCDO has the option to continue the contract for two additional 12-month extensions.

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