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...
This resource describes practical steps and effective practices for planning and conducting a site visit.
Using complexity science and program theory to tailor your adaptive management system
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...
A conceptual framework for using evidence for programmatic and strategic decision-making at USAID
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.
This brief explores the issues and learning related to work the USAID/Honduras Transforming Market Systems (TMS) Activity has been leading to support both public- and private-sector stakeholders to generate and use metrics and data for decision-making, setting economic growth agendas, building alliances, and adapt to changing circumstances.
These exploratory analyses draw from two loosely interconnected efforts:USAID’s Paper Series on Capacity and Capacity Strengthening, andA synthesis of recommendations from nine evaluations and final reports for Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) activities posted on USAID’s Development Experience...
This page includes a short brief and other resources on USAID/Myanmar's locally led development approach to addressing the heroin epidemic under its Local Works Program.