When asked about barriers to evaluation quality and use, USAID staff often cite instances when the evaluation took place at the wrong time, focused on the wrong questions, or failed to engage stakeholders from the beginning.
The purpose of this guidance document is to provide USAID staff in the Missions and at Headquarters with guidance on choosing whether to conduct an internal or external evaluation. While required evaluations must be external, USAID Missions/Operating Units (OUs) are encouraged to conduct non-required evaluations as...
Form for Disclosure of Real or Potential Conflict of Interest for USAID Evaluations
This document provides recommendations regarding the participation of USAID staff on external evaluations. It is for use primarily by USAID staff.
The use of development evaluation (DE) has grown substantially over the last decade because of its emphasis on learning and informing adaptation and decision-making. In October 2019, USAID included DE as a form of performance evaluation in its Operational Policy for the Program Cycle (ADS 201).To complement this new...
This resource describes how to prepare and maintain an Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan.
This document provides detailed instructions for USAID staff on how to submit an evaluation to the DEC. Non-USAID staff members accessing the DEC’s public website are required to register for an account to submit documents.
High-quality, evidence-based evaluations need to be rigorously managed at all stages, including planning, managing, sharing, reporting, using, and learning. Use the Evaluation Management Process Checklist to ensure all steps are considered and executed in a timely manner.
This Discussion Note outlines key considerations for USAID staff and evaluators when deciding to conduct an ex-post evaluation and then planning for, designing, implementing, and using findings from ex-post evaluations. Those commissioning an ex-post evaluation should consult with an evaluation specialist and consider...
The Expanding Monitoring and Evaluation Capacities (MECap) task order was managed by the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL)