In order to improve development results and to ensure accountability for the resources used to achieve them, development practitioners and funders must strive to continuously learn and improve their approach. The purpose of strong evaluation and performance monitoring practices is to apply learning gained from evidence and analysis. The development community must rely on the best available evidence to rigorously and credibly make hard choices, learn more systematically, and document program effectiveness.

Working Group Resource
This 2-page brief contains an introduction to developing results framework as graphical representations of Theories of Change, and includes sources for more detailed results framework guidance. 
October 17, 2017
Working Group Resource
This 2-page brief outlines Theory of Change basics, and includes sources for more detailed ToC guidance.
October 17, 2017
Working Group Resource
This file provides an outline/agenda for the Data Reporting, Analysis, and Use (DRAU) training.
October 12, 2017
Working Group Resource
This file is the pre and post-test answer key used by the trainer to score the results of the test.
October 12, 2017
Working Group Resource
This file contains a Data Reporting, Analysis, and Use (DRAU) knowledge test that is administered to participants prior to and following the training.
October 12, 2017
Working Group Resource
The collection of all PowerPoint slides for the Data Reporting, Analysis, and Use training.
October 12, 2017
Ask & Answer
Does a training curriculum exist for training stakeholders on innovative evaluation methods, like complexity aware methods (outcomes harvesting, most significant change methodology, qualitative comparison analysis, etc.)? If so could you provide a link to the curriculum resource?
August 23, 2017
Library Resource
The Evaluation Statement of Work (SOW) Checklist and Review Template helps SOW drafters and peer reviewers to prepare and review the SOW.
August 22, 2017
Working Group Resource
This presentation was delivered at the 2017 ICT Challenge Fund Learning Workshop in Arusha, Tanzania by Jim Phillips (IBTCI). 
August 8, 2017
Library Resource
This position description for a Senior Learning Advisor (PSC-14) provides useful information for those that want to apply or for those developing their own organizational learning advisor position descriptions. The original PD was updated to reflect the evolving set of CLA tasks and... read more
April 27, 2017
Industry Event
Finding Your Path in Evaluation American Evaluation Association Who should attend? Evaluators, applied researchers, grantmakers, foundation program officers, nonprofit administrators, social science students, you! Sessions are filled on a first-come basis.  What is the format? Three keynote... read more
April 12, 2017
QRG Page
On this page:   What is it?   |   How do I get started?   |   Important Tips What is it? A learning agenda includes a (1) set of questions addressing critical knowledge gaps (2) a set of associated activities to answer them and (3) products aimed at disseminating findings and designed with usage... read more
April 9, 2017
Library Resource
A Performance Management Plan (PMP) is a Mission-wide tool for planning and managing the process of (1) monitoring strategic progress, project performance, programmatic assumptions, and operational context; (2) evaluating performance and impact; and (3) learning and adapting from evidence. ... read more
March 21, 2017
Library Resource
This blog reviews Results-Based Management (RBM) frameworks, guides, handbooks, tools, and websites, and assesses their utility for international development practitioners: donor agency officials, project managers, field workers, development partner government agencies and non-goverment... read more
March 16, 2017
Library Resource
These documents provide supplemental guidance to ADS 201. Additional Help: Monitoring & Evaluation for a G2G Agreement: This document provides additional help to ADS 201 relating to Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Plans for activities implemented through Government-to-... read more
February 10, 2017

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