FINCA International

ISG was recently selected to perform a final evaluation of USDA’s Food for Progress Program in Haiti for FINCA International, a microfinance institution offering financial services to the world’s lowest-income entrepreneurs so they can create jobs, build assets, and improve their standard of living.

The Food for Progress Program was developed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and provides donations of U.S. agricultural commodities to developing countries committed to introducing and expanding free enterprise in the agricultural sector. Donated commodities are then monetized (sold on the local market), and proceeds are used to support agricultural development activities.

The Food for Progress (FFP) assistance in Haiti has been managed by FINCA International since 2011. FINCA’s strategic objectives and results for this project were selected to align with USDA’s Results Framework for the FFP and were developed in response to findings from a Strategic Analysis that was conducted with key stakeholders in Haiti. This Final Evaluation seeks to assess whether the project has achieved the expected results as outlined in the results framework and provide lessons learned and recommendations for USDA, program participants, and other key stakeholders for future food assistance and capacity building programs.