Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendations from Four Missions
CLA and Developmental Evaluations
In its efforts to advance understandings of how to measure the effects and effectiveness of collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) on development results, the CLAIM Learning Network has identified a number of learning questions around assessing CLA’s 'plausible contribution' to development outcomes. These include:...
This paper describes how adaptive management can be fostered if participatory 'evaluative thinking' activities are used to analyze assumptions in theory of change models.
Quantitative Tools and Methods
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) established the Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL) in 2010 to return policy and strategy functions to USAID, after these functions had been moved to the U.S. Department of State in 2006. PPL engaged EnCompass LLC to assess the effectiveness,...
This evaluation of evaluations, or meta-evaluation, was undertaken to assess the quality of USAID’s evaluation reports. The study builds on USAID’s practice of periodically examining evaluation quality to identify opportunities for improvement. It covers USAID evaluations completed between January 2009 and...
This presentation provides an overview of best practices in outcome mapping in order to further the use and development of outcome mapping and the outcome mapping learning community.
Exploring how common evaluation approaches and practices constrain innovation, and examining a new approach to evaluating social innovation known as "developmental evaluation."
Written for non-profits, implementing partners can use this to support their monitoring, while USAID can use it for learning about their programs through monitoring CDCS/ CLA.