Company Will Monitor Progress Toward Reducing Poverty, Malnutrition and Food and Water Insecurity
FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Bureau for Resilience and Food Security recently awarded global consulting and digital services provider ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) a new five-year $69 million task order to support the collection and use of high-quality population-based survey data in various countries. The task order was awarded under the General Services Administration OASIS indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract.
ICF will use innovative data collection tools, monitoring modalities and analysis to monitor progress toward sustainable reductions in hunger, poverty, malnutrition and water insecurity in countries around the world. Data collected through these efforts will support monitoring and evaluation of important U.S. government strategies like the Multi-sectoral Nutrition Strategy, the Global Water Strategy and the Feed the Future Global Food Security Strategy.
ICF has implemented USAID's Demographic and Health Surveys Program since 1984 and supported the agency's food security surveys for the past decade. The company has helped the agency and its field missions meet specific accountability and adaptive management needs in their efforts to build resilient communities and countries.
"We understand the nuances and complexities it takes to collect and analyze data and disseminate survey results for complex population-based surveys," said Mark Lee, ICF executive vice president and public sector lead. "We are proud to build on our long-standing work to help USAID strengthen and improve its data collection methods and share evidence of the impact of its programs, which will lead to a more holistic understanding of the well-being, food and water security, and resilience of communities around the globe."
ICF helps create sustainable, resilient societies that fulfill their citizens' needs. The company collaborates with development agencies to examine linkages between health and various development priorities, including food security and nutrition, biodiversity, climate change, water and sanitation, urban development, migration, human trafficking and global health security.
ICF is a global consulting services company with approximately 7,500 full- and part-time employees, but we are not your typical consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. We combine unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future. Learn more at icf.com.
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