Belau Family Health and Safety Study

United Nations Population Fund, 2015

This cross-sectional study sought to obtain reliable data on the prevalence and types of violence against women in Palau. The study also documented the effect of partner violence on key health issues and other outcomes. Our Global Research Manager, Carlued Leon, provided technical support to the closing phase of the study and co-authored the final study report.


Nauru Family Health and Support Study

United Nations Population Fund, 2015


The study aimed to obtain reliable information on violence against women in Nauru. Though its findings derived from a non-representative sample of women in select districts, the study provides a preliminary understanding around violence against women in the country, its characteristics, and consequences. Our Global Research Manager, Carlued Leon, provided technical support to the closing stage of the study and co-authored the final study report.

Country Portfolio Evaluation of UN Women's Work in Mozambique

UN Women, 2015

This country portfolio evaluation assesses the normative, coordination, and programmatic work of UN Women in Mozambique. The evaluation consisted of a theory-based cluster design to systematically assess the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability of the contributions of UN Women to the improvement of gender equality and women’s empowerment in the country. The evaluation was based on the theories of change developed for the 2012-2015 country portfolio and followed the assessment criteria of the OECD and the UN Evaluation Group


Assessing the use of technology and Khan Academy to improve educational outcomes in Sacatepéquez, Guatemala

Funsepa, 2016


This report presents the results of an independent evaluation of the Sergio Paiz Andrade Foundation’s (Funsepa) pilot program in Sacatepéquez. The pilot aimed to take an innovative approach to Funsepa’s traditional programming and enhance student academic performance in mathematics by incorporating Khan Academy’s tools. The evaluation found that combining technology with Khan Academy produces a higher positive effect on student math performance than the traditional Funsepa intervention.

Youth Economic Strategy (YES) Index

The Economist Intelligence Unit, 2015

The Economist Intelligence Unit commissioned MANAUS to assess youth development and economic empowerment policies in the cities of Panama, Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago. The assessment included indicators such as financial access, educational opportunities, entrepreneurship, tax incentives, employment opportunities and challenges, and socio-political participation, among others.