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2. Evaluation Throughout the Program Cycle

The USAID Program Cycle is a common set of processes intended to achieve more effective development interventions and to maximize impacts.

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Evaluations may be planned, conducted, or utilized at any stage in the Program Cycle. This section addresses the various, formal stages of the Program Cycle at which Missions or Washington OUs are required or encouraged to consider whether it would be appropriate to plan for, conduct, or learn from an evaluation.

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