affiliates: e.t. jackson & associates

e.t. jackson & associatesE. T. Jackson and Associates is an award-winning, Ottawa-based management consulting firm specializing in local governance, regional development, NGO management, gender equality, participatory development and results-based management. For more than 25 years, the company has carried out assignments for CIDA, the Swedish International Development Agency, the World Bank, developing-country governments and NGOs across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe.

In the firm’s extensive evaluation and accountability practice, all four South House partners have led multi-disciplinary, multi-country program, institutional and project performance assessments. These evaluations have utilized a wide range of qualitative and participatory methods for data collection and analysis and stakeholder engagement. In recent years, South House Exchange partners have made pivotal evaluation contributions that have improved the effectiveness of volunteer-cooperation agencies, democracy and human rights organizations, and civil-society umbrella bodies. SHE partners have evaluated the Canadian Council on International Cooperation (CCIC) and Equitas (formerly the Canadian Human Rights Foundation), both Canada-based NGOs, and the Sweden-based International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IIDEA), as well as the Aga Khan Rural Support Program in Pakistan and the Community-Based Integrated Rural Development Project in Thailand.

Two South House Exchange partners played key roles in Jackson and Associates’ major provincial government capacity-building project in northern and southern Vietnam, promoting professional training, policy development, economic planning, project monitoring and gender mainstreaming across a dozen ministries. One of these partners later provided training in program management to development workers in Vietnam for the Foundation for the Advanced Study of International Development, based in Japan. In Bangladesh, the same SHE partner served as a social development advisor on a nationwide, government-led micro-finance program that was supported by Jackson and Associates.