Data Visualization for the Hungry: Making Optimal Use of Evaluations of Food Aid Programs

Project Title Data Visualization for the Hungry: Making Optimal Use of Evaluations of Food Aid Programs
Project Summary Intern(s) will identify themes and lessons learned from Final Evaluations of Food for Peace food assistance projects and use data visualization techniques to bring them to a broader audience.
Country United States
Agency Agency for International Development
DoS Office N/A
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 4
Project Description

1. Evaluation use initiative - help review multi-project country evaluations (MTE's/ Final) and create dynamic data visualization products. Analysis is overseen or performed by FFP staff, and intern develops products and templates for lessons learned, successes, etc.
1.1. Assists with high-level analysis to identify cross-cutting themes and big picture lessons that emerge from a comparison of the program evaluations.

2) Review existing data from FFP regional spreadsheets and other relevant FFP high-level data and create data visualization dashboards to foster greater information sharing and use
2.1 Identify themes that come out of a comparison of the data examined at the regional level

3) Use Google apps to create platforms for knowledge management, sharing and collaboration for M&E/technical products and deliverables, including the results of Task 1 and Task 2 in this list.

Desired Skills Interests
Data analysis
Knowledge management
Data vizualization
Additional Information

The intern(s) will work with Food for Peace's Monitoring and Evaluation Team, which has 5 members based in Washington DC. This will be a great opportunity to show off your creativity as we are looking for people who can analyze and interpret data but who can also find innovative ways to present and visualize that data. The outputs from this internship will be applied directly to improving our food aid programs to better serve their beneficiaries.