This 10-page document summarizes key "musts" (requirements) and "shoulds" (best practices) in the revision of ADS 201 that was codified on October 28, 2020.
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator John Barsa has streamlined Chapter 201 of our ADS, Program Cycle Operational Policy, to shift our emphasis from bureaucracy to the real work of supporting development progress. The reformed policy responds to calls from the field to streamline...
The Global Learning for Adaptive Management (GLAM) is an initiative envisioned as a globally networked learning alliance that aims to actively identify, operationalise and promote rigorous evidence-based approaches to adaptive management. GLAM has a legacy of research on effective monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) for Adaptive management (MEL4AM) and a library focused on adaptive and MEL4AM work.
The Discussion Note defines Third-Party Monitoring (TPM) and provides information on key considerations when utilizing it. Created using interviews with TPM practitioners and USAID managers, the Discussion note provides suggestions for how to most effectively utilize TPM, how to design TPM systems, and important ethical...
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact in countries around the world, and USAID and its partners are responding to the pandemic at home and abroad. As we respond, we continue to monitor, evaluate and learn from our programs in the changing operating environment. With limitations on travel, remote...
The purpose of this document is to provide a foundational understanding of probability sampling to USAID staff to equip them as well-informed commissioners and consumers of surveys, evaluations, and other products (hereafter referred to as studies) that require probability sampling. We hope that it will serve as a resource for commissioners to make informed decisions about surveys and to use monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) resources effectively. The main audience for this document includes monitoring, evaluation, and learning specialists, Contracting Officer’s Representative (CORs), and Agreement Officer’s Representative (AORs).
This guide provides information for Agency staff and implementing partners on remote monitoring techniques and when they can be employed.
Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendations from Four Missions
A review of how systems thinking and political economy lenses fit together.
How to ground programming by making sense of data with stakeholders