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We often default to the assumption that our programs will lead to greater positive change over time. The rate of change may be incremental, exponential, or something else, but it’s always positive. The reality of what change looks like, however, depends on the status of the system in which we’re intervening. Is the...
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| By Liz Ruedy
Technical Report on Making Evidence from Evaluations More Accessible to Decision-Makers
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What does collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) look like on the ground?
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The engagement grid below 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 reflect on whether those approaches are the best fit given our learning questions. This grid is intended for use by...
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Are you interested in conducting an ex-post evaluation? Even if you are not yet at the end of your program, you can plan early, using this guide!
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Between 2016-2017, the national neglected tropical disease (NTD) program in Senegal, with support from RTI International with USAID funding through ENVISION, developed and implemented a new intervention package with the aim to increase coverage for lymphatic filariasis (LF) through mass drug administration (MDA). This...
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USAID/Senegal has a broad government to government (G2G) portfolio. Two of the G2G activities were already evaluated and as USAID/Senegal approached its third G2G evaluation, it wanted to reinforce the relationship between the Government of Senegal (GoS) and USAID/Senegal by generating actionable recommendations that...
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For Central American coffee farmers to achieve lasting income gains, there must be greater coordination between numerous stakeholders in the sector, such as cooperatives, exporters, and financial institutions, to support the investments necessary to improve smallholder productivity. This case study examines the Better...
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This updated template may be used as the basis for developing an evaluation Statement of Work (SOW). The template is based on an extensive peer review conducted in 2018 following the release of the Evaluation Toolkit in September 2015. It is designed to be used primarily by USAID staff.The template is only available in...
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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:...
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