ECODIT to Serve as Core Partner for the USAID CEL Project
On May 23, 2018, USAID awarded the five-year Communications, Evidence, and Learning (CEL) Project to a consortium led by Training Resources Group, Inc. (TRG). ECODIT is a core member of this consortium, which also includes the Urban Institute, Landesa, Forum One, and NORC at the University of Chicago. 

The new CEL Project supports the USAID Office of Land and Urban (LU) to create, expand, and disseminate evidence-based knowledge in land tenure, property rights, and resource governance, as well as in urban development, urban-based programming, and sustainable cities. It will do so through such activities as impact and project evaluations, scientific research, assessments, pilots of new technologies, and communications, outreach, and knowledge management. Project outputs will inform USAID program design and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, policy discussions and decisions, and help to optimize resources to advance USAID's core development objectives.

“ECODIT is proud to be a part of the outstanding TRG-led CEL Project consortium,” said ECODIT Director of Governance Steve Anlian. “We are looking forward to contributing our expertise in urban issues, land governance, evaluations and assessments, and communications and knowledge management to help USAID foster sustainable development in rural and urban areas.”

ECODIT is a trusted USAID partner with 25 years of experience working with governments, businesses, and local communities to advance environmentally- and socially-responsible development around the world. ECODIT is currently implementing the USAID Support of the Urban Policy (SOUP) Project, which provides training, research and analysis, and communications and knowledge management support on urban issues to USAID. The CEL Project will expand on work conducted under the SOUP Project to date.