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Missions and Washington Operating Units (OU) should share and openly discuss evaluation findings, conclusions, and recommendations with relevant partners, donors, and stakeholders, unless there are unusual and compelling reasons not to do so.

Missions and Washington OUs should revisit their evaluation stakeholder analysis and dissemination plan toward the conclusion of an evaluation to ensure that it still reflects the priorities for dissemination. While sharing the evaluation report is the most typical form of dissemination, Missions and Washington OUs should also consider other methods of dissemination, such as hosting briefings with local stakeholders, partners, and other donors to discuss evaluation findings; featuring evaluation findings on their website, such as through articles or blog posts; and holding press conferences and issuing press releases.

In many cases, USAID Missions should arrange the translation of the executive summary into the local written language.

Two forms of evaluation report sharing are required:

  1. The Program Office must ensure that the final evaluation report is posted on the Development Experience Clearinghouse (DEC) no later than three months after completion. Exceptions to this requirement are granted only in very rare circumstances (see Guidance on Exemptions to Public Disclosure of USAID-funded Evaluations).
  2. In addition to posting the evaluation report to the DEC, Program Offices must post quantitative data from the evaluation to the Data Development Library (DDL).

Additional Links

USAID staff only: Exceptions to Public Disclosure of USAID-Funded Evaluations and Action Memo Template

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