A Discussion Note introducing the concepts of complexity and its relation to USAID programming. The paper outline five complexity-aware monitoring methods
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...
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 18.104.22.168. 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 Note defines impact evaluations, explains when they should be commissioned according to USAID policy and describes different designs for quasi-experimental and experimental impact evaluations.
This resource provides guidance and a template for developing a schedule of performance-management tasks and associated resources.
Using complexity science and program theory to tailor your adaptive management system
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 PIVOT: Practical, InnoVative, On-the-Job Training theory of change posits that staff must exhibit skills in three areas of capacity — PSE, CLA, and leadership for change management — to successfully foster a PSE orientation within their Missions to address development challenges.The PIVOT program focuses on building...
This information packet offers an overview of PIVOT: Practical, InnoVative, On-the-Job Training. PIVOT is the Africa Bureau’s organizational change management program that advances private-sector engagement (PSE) through technical and leadership skills-building for greater development impact.