Washington D.C. | January 8, 2020

Causal Design has been awarded a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), distinguishing the firm as a trusted and valued provider of independent monitoring and evaluation services in the international development sector.

The MCC is a U.S. foreign aid agency working to reduce poverty by promoting economic growth. Focused on delivering cost-effective foreign assistance with high impact, the MCC designed this BPA to allow the agency to work with a distinguished pool of pre-vetted contractors to conduct the independent project evaluations that are vital to MCC’s evidence-based development approach.

Causal Design’s demonstrated ability to support development agencies through rigorous research, policy analysis, and M&E services have earned the company this exclusive BPA. “I am thrilled that the Millennial Challenge Corporation has recognized our firm for our high-quality evaluation services,” says Keith Ives, Founder and CEO of Causal Design. “We look forward to working with the agency’s Department of Policy and Evaluation to help understand and improve the impact of their programs globally.”

Through the BPA, Causal Design is positioned to support MCC in their efforts for transparent development and data-driven impact. The company is available to provide monitoring and evaluation support to MCC projects for the six-year duration of the purchase agreement.

About Causal Design
Causal Design is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business and social enterprise that specializes in data-driven policy analysis within the practical and financial realities of working in the world’s most challenging environments. With a presence in Washington, D.C., Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and Lilongwe, Malawi, Causal Design can rapidly mobilize technical staff, field teams, and independent consultants to deliver relevant, practical, and empirically sound analysis. Founded in 2014 to make impact evaluation more accessible to humanitarian actors, Causal Design has partnered with international development clients to provide rigorous, independent program evaluation, expand cultures of evidence within organizations, and support efforts to relieve human suffering and end poverty.

Causal Design is collaborating with the consortium of industry-leading firms to support the MCC: IMPAQ International, Cultural Practice, COOPER/SMITH, and MarketShare Associates.