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.
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...
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.
This document provides users with access to a data quality assessment checklist which can be used by operating units when creating data quality assessments.
This PMP is an illustrative example intended to provide ideas for how Missions can utilize the revised ADS 201 requirements for PMPs, found in section 184.108.40.206. A key revision to PMPs is the new requirement to identify learning priorities with plans for how to address them through monitoring, evaluation, and CLA. The...
This resource provides guidance and a template for developing a schedule of performance-management tasks and associated resources.
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 purpose of the Stakeholder Participation Planning Matrix is to organize engagement with stakeholders throughout an evaluation process; it both guides planning and organizes the plan in a clear and consolidated format.
Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendations from Four Missions
This content is currently under revision to align with the recently updated ADS 201. For guidance and support associated with revisions to ADS 201, please see the Program Cycle overview page.Evaluation syntheses are analytic reviews of evaluations that aggregate findings from evaluation reports and/or examine the...