Belarus I3 Performance Evaluation
USAID/Belarus requested the Integra LEAP III team conduct a performance evaluation of I3 projects (Increasing private sector competitiveness through improving the enabling environment, improving management and operational capacity, and Increasing access to finance) implemented by several local Belarus and U.S. implementing partners. The evaluation analyzed the performance of three activities within this project intended to contribute to private sector development in Belarus: Facilitating Access to Venture Funding in Belarus (AID-VENTURE, Delivering Regional Instruction Vital to Entrepreneurial Success – Belarus (DRIVES), and Creating Sustainable Infrastructure to Support Startups and Small Business Development in the Regions of Belarus (CSISS). Ultimately, the assessment provided actionable recommendations to inform USAID/Belarus about any necessary adjustments to the implementation of the selected activities, as well as inform the Mission about future programming needs and approaches. The team placed a heavy emphasis on remote data collection for this evaluation and possible fieldwork to triangulate the data collected due to the impact of COVID-19.