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Missions and Washington OUs must ensure that USAID implementing partners submit datasets—and supporting documentation such as code books, data dictionaries, scope, and methodology used to collect and analyze the data—compiled under USAID-funded evaluations to the Development Data Library (see ADS 579 and Frequently...
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This Discussion Note complements ADS 201.3.1.2 Program Cycle Principles by elaborating on Principle 2: Manage Adaptively through Continuous Learning. This Discussion Note is intended for USAID staff interested in learning about recent and promising practices in adaptive management across the Program Cycle. USAID’s...
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In fiscal year 2016 the State Department Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources (State/F), in concert with stakeholders from State and USAID, updated a series of standard foreign assistance indicators to promote the collection of consistent data across Operating Units. The indicators are mapped to the Foreign...
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Adaptive programming and management principles focused on learning, experimentation, and evidence-based decision making are gaining traction with donor agencies and implementing partners in international development. Adaptation calls for using learning to inform adjustments during project implementation. This requires...
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Summary report of findings from the 2016 MEL Platforms Assessment
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This resource complements ADS 201 by providing a template to USAID staff and partners for reference information about context indicators.Context monitoring is the systematic collection of information about conditions and external factors relevant to the implementation and performance of an Operating Unit’s (OU) strategy...
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This document provides supplemental guidance to ADS 201.3.5.7.E Indicator Baseline, and offers guidance for planning and collecting performance indicator baseline data for monitoring and evaluation of USAID strategies, projects, and activities.Baselines are used for comparison with monitoring or evaluation data...
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This document provides supplemental guidance to ADS 201.3.5.7.F Indicator Targets, and offers guidelines and good practices for USAID and its partners to set targets for performance indicators, use targets to compare to actual data, and adjust targets when necessary.Targets help USAID staff, IPs, and other partners...
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This document complements ADS 201 by providing a list of recent indicator resources across sectors including indicator handbooks, databases, tools, and indices.The resources are both internal and external to USAID. The audience for this list is Monitoring and Evaluation, (M&E) Specialists, Project and Activity...
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Network analysis can be utilized efficiently and cost effectively to inform ongoing program decision-making, flagging promising innovations for scale-up or scale-back
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