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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...
USAID Contribution
Local capacity development is a critical area of USAID’s work and a cornerstone of the Journey to Self-Reliance. To ensure an Agency shared vision and coherent approach to capacity development, USAID will be drafting a new policy on local capacity development.On Monday, October 19 from 11:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT, USAID is...
USAID Contribution
On September 15, the DRG Center, in collaboration with the Legislative and Public Affairs Bureau hosted an event “Democracy Is: A Democracy Day Conversation” to commemorate the International Day of Democracy and the finale of the nine-month Democracy Is communications campaign. As an Agency, we support...
Community Contribution
On August 10,  USAID's Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG Center) organized the event celebrating USAID's new Policy on Promoting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (PRO-IP). The session included opening remarks from TIM Rieser, Minority Clerk, Subcommittee on State and Foreign...
Community Contribution
USAID's Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance / Counter-Trafficking in Persons (C-TIP) hosted the World Day against Trafficking in Persons event on Thursday, July 30 to bring awareness to the global criminal enterprise of human trafficking for sexual exploitation, domestic servitude, and forced...
Community Contribution
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.
USAID Contribution
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...
Community Contribution
This resource is intended for use by USAID staff or implementing partners as they develop or review learning questions during monitoring, evaluation or learning (MEL) planning processes. It complements the Learning Questions checklist and is geared toward strategy-level learning. The tip sheet includes...
Community Contribution
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).
Community Contribution
From February to June 2020, the DRG Center is hosting a series of virtual panel discussions titled "The DRG Tipping Point."
Community Contribution

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