Research and Evaluation

icon-ex-researchThe Cloudburst Group has extensive experience conducting research and evaluation studies, including pilot studies, midterm and final evaluations, as well as needs assessments and environmental scans. Well-versed in both single and multi-site evaluations, we have conducted small studies and large evaluation designs for state and federal clients that include USAID, HUD, SAMHSA, and CDC. Our evaluation designs and data collection methodologies employ both quantitative and qualitative techniques, depending on the needs of the client and resources available.

The Cloudburst Group applies both experimental and non-experimental methods, with experience developing online data collection instruments, survey and sampling designs, interview guides, and the presentation of analysis and impact findings in easy-to-understand final reports. We are currently developing Rapid-cycle Evaluation frameworks for quality improvement program evaluations in the public health and housing sectors.

Impact Evaluation of USAID’s Community-Based Forestry Program in Zambia

In Zambia, The Cloudburst Group is designing and implementing a Difference-in-Difference impact evaluation of the USAID/Zambia-funded Community-based Forest Management Program (CFP) [...]