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This resource outlines a variety of approaches to conducting learning activities to help answer learning questions.Often, we rely on approaches that we have used in the past without pausing to consider whether those approaches are the best fit given our learning questions. This resource and the graphic is intended for...
Community Contribution
This ADS 201 Additional Help document provides guidance and best practices on how to disaggregate monitoring indicators, supplementing policy guidance in ADS 201.3.5.7(G). It is intended primarily for use by Program Officers who make Mission-wide decisions about data collection, and also CORs/AORs/GATRs who advise...
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This content is currently under revision to align with the recently updated ADS 201.For guidance and support associated with revisions to ADS 201, please see the Program Cycle overview page.These resources supplement ADS 201.3.5.7. The first provides an overview of performance indicator requirements and outlines...
USAID Contribution
The Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) Mid-Course Stocktaking How-To Note provides guidance on planning and conducting a mid-course stocktaking. The process described in the note can also be adapted to a Regional Development Cooperation Strategy (RDCS) or other types of strategies and operational frameworks...
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This Discussion Note shares practical approaches and considerations for designing monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) platforms in Missions. “MEL platforms” refer to the portfolio of institutional support mechanisms designed to build capacity within USAID Missions to collect, analyze, and use high quality data...
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This document provides users with access to a data quality assessment checklist which can be used by operating units when creating data quality assessments.
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This PMP is an illustrative example intended to provide ideas for how Missions can utilize the revised ADS 201 requirements for PMPs, found in section 201.3.2.15. A key revision to PMPs is the new requirement to identify learning priorities with plans for how to address them through monitoring, evaluation, and CLA. The...
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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...
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This resource describes practical steps and effective practices for planning and conducting a site visit.
USAID Contribution
This Note defines impact evaluations, explains when they should be commissioned according to USAID policy and describes different designs for quasi-experimental and experimental impact evaluations.
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