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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.
USAID Contribution
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...
USAID Contribution
This resource provides a template for documenting the action plan after stocktaking.
Community Contribution
Once your agenda is set and planning is well under way, ensuring strong and customized facilitation of your sessions is critical. A great starting point for learning about approaches to facilitation can be found in the "Knowledge and Sharing Methods and Tools" facilitation guide. Strong facilitators help guide the...
Community Contribution
While the objectives and goals of a stocktaking will drive much of the work, the logistics and execution are equally important. These decisions usually involve consultations with the Front Office, and include consideration of timing, location, format and process. A stocktaking typically requires the work of an...
Community Contribution
Sharing guidance and instruction across the Mission and amongst other stakeholders is critical, because it allows participants to understand the purpose of the stocktaking and when they are expected to contribute. Communications may range from information sharing across the Mission by email, memo or even report....
Community Contribution
This resource will help Missions think through their objectives as part of the mid-course stocktaking.
Community Contribution
Local Works (LW) supports programs in which USAID and local partners work together to mobilize existing local resources for development, based on the belief that this enhances local leadership of development processes and leads to more sustainable outcomes. This case study investigates how partners in USAID/Serbia's LW...
Community Contribution
On May 26, 2021, the DRG Center launched the Electoral Assessment Framework and Companion Toolkit.  These resources are designed to assist USAID DRG staff, other relevant United States Government personnel, and implementing partners in systematically assessing a country’s political and electoral context to inform...
Community Contribution
USAID's Local, Faith, and Transformative Partnerships (LFT) Hub piloted a collaborative redesign approach through the Cooperative Development Program (CDP) in 2020. The collaborative redesign approach is "a process by which implementing partners and USAID come together to pause and reflect, revisit programmatic...
Community Contribution

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