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CLA and Developmental Evaluations
Community Contribution
A Discussion Note introducing the concepts of complexity and its relation to USAID programming. The paper outline five complexity-aware monitoring methods
USAID Contribution
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:...
Community Contribution
This paper describes how adaptive management can be fostered if participatory 'evaluative thinking' activities are used to analyze assumptions in theory of change models.
Community Contribution
Quantitative Tools and Methods
USAID Contribution
Focus group interviews (also often called focus group discussions) are a key tool for collecting data to support many USAID activities. This data collection technique is widely used in international development planning, monitoring, and evaluation. They are quick, versatile and typically inexpensive, so they can be used...
USAID Contribution
Evaluative case studies can be used as a valuable method or complement to other methods for evaluating USAID development projects and activities. This Technical Note provides practical information to assist evaluation managers and development practitioners to manage evaluations employing case studies, including...
USAID Contribution
This Technical Note provides guidance on using mixed-methods for evaluations.  A mixed-method evaluation systematically integrates two or more evaluation methods, usually drawing on both quantitative and qualitative data.  The Technical Note provides guidance to USAID staff and partners on how mixed-method...
USAID Contribution
Bob Williams' website offers a variety of resources around the use of systems concepts in evaluation.
Community Contribution