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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
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
This document provides recommendations regarding the participation of USAID staff on external evaluations. It is for use primarily by USAID staff.
USAID Contribution
This document provides supplemental guidance to ADS 201.3.5.7.E Indicator Baseline, and offers guidance for planning and collecting performance indicator baseline data for monitoring and evaluation of USAID strategies, projects, and activities.Baselines are used for comparison with monitoring or evaluation data...
USAID Contribution
This resource describes how to prepare and maintain an Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan.
USAID Contribution
This resource complements ADS 201 by providing a template to USAID staff and partners for reference information about context indicators.Context monitoring is the systematic collection of information about conditions and external factors relevant to the implementation and performance of an Operating Unit’s (OU) strategy...
USAID Contribution
This document provides detailed instructions for USAID staff on how to submit an evaluation to the DEC. Non-USAID staff members accessing the DEC’s public website are required to register for an account to submit documents.
USAID Contribution
Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan Template
USAID Contribution
One of the most important things we can do is infuse CLA consistently and coherently throughout the entire solicitation.
USAID Contribution

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