News: Millennium Challenge Corporation Gender and Social Inclusion Blanket Purchase Agreement

Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) awarded Limestone Analytics a five-year contract under the Gender and Social Inclusion (GSI) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). MCC is an innovative and independent U.S foreign assistance agency that helps lead the fight against global poverty by promoting economic growth. This agreement will support MCC’s GSI practice group through a range of call orders to provide gender and social inclusion support. 

The consortium is united in its commitment to the production of rigorous, researched-based, and innovative solutions. Members in the consortium are experts in all MCC sectors of interest, including energy, agriculture, education, land reform, water and sanitation, transportation, financial inclusion, and health. Each member has uniquely contributed to the advancement of GSI across institutions.  

Limestone has conducted various successful projects in mainstreaming gender and social inclusion into economic analysis. Examples include an Impact Evaluation of Girls’ Education Challenge in Zimbabwe and more than eight Evaluation-Based Cost-Benefit Analyses for MCC. Dr. Bahman Kashi from Limestone led USAID’s first guidelines on integrating gender into CBA in 2016. Limestone’s Director of Strategic Operations. Lindsay Wallace has over 20 years of experience growing and leading multi-country teams in the design, delivery, and evaluation of projects that focus on gender and social inclusion. She led economic analysis and program design to drive economic growth and poverty reduction with UK DFID in-country offices, including Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and London.  

Limestone Analytics is leading this project on behalf of MCC. Joining Limestone on the project are subcontractors Social Development Direct and Causal Design, who further our capacity to provide high-quality, innovative, and expert development assistance and research services.