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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
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
A Discussion Note introducing the concepts of complexity and its relation to USAID programming. The paper outline five complexity-aware monitoring methods
USAID Contribution
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
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...
Community Contribution
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.
Community Contribution
This slide presentation offers a snapshot of PIVOT: Practical, InnoVative, On-the-Job Training, highlighting its purpose, unique model, and programming. PIVOT is the Africa Bureau’s organizational change management program that advances private-sector engagement (PSE) through technical and leadership...
Community Contribution
The PIVOT -SRLA Learning Review Final Report captured promising practices, lessons learned, and evidence of change from the yearlong PIVOT: Practical, InnoVative, On-the-Job Training Cohort Program on how to advance PSE as a pathway toward self-reliance. The inaugural PIVOT: Practical, InnoVative, On-the-Job...
Community Contribution
USAID Guatemala created these videos to introduce Mission staff and partners to the CLA framework, main concepts and definitions. The series of videos were part of a workshop on CLA conducted in 2017.
USAID Contribution

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