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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.  USAID is updating the 2013 Technical Note on Impact Evaluations. Stay tuned for the updated content in 2020.
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Evaluation syntheses are analytic reviews of evaluations that aggregate findings from evaluation reports and/or examine the quality of the evaluations reviewed. This Discussion Note, Making Evidence Accessible through Evaluation Synthesis, focuses on two common types of evaluation syntheses that USAID commissions:...
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Technical Report on Making Evidence from Evaluations More Accessible to Decision-Makers
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USAID’s evaluation policy and the integration of aid effectiveness principles in our work created an important impetus for USAID/Peru to incorporate Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) capacity building as a specific focus of our assistance. As we increasingly worked directly with local partners, it became clear that...
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A learning agenda includes a (1) set of questions addressing the critical knowledge gaps impeding informed design and implementation decisions and (2) plans for learning activities to help answer those questions. A basic process for a learning agenda includes three key steps:Understanding the context Developing and...
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The USAID Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG) Learning Agenda is a set of twelve research questions in priority development areas for which the DRG Center intends to organize and disseminate existing data, generate new evidence, and produce conclusions and recommendations through academic research, program...
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USAID's Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAID/RDMA) and the United Nations Evaluation Development Group for Asia and the Pacific (UNEDAP) cohosted the Asia Regional Evaluation Evidence Exchange, which was held from October 19 to 20, 2015, at USAID/RDMA’s Asia Regional Training Center in Bangkok, Thailand.
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The Biodiversity Cross-Mission Learning Program has two key components: (1) a Theory of Change to serve as a common framework for implementing a learning agenda; and (2) facilitation of virtual learning groups around learning agendas that allow participants to learn at their own pace and level of engagement.The video...
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Links to resource tools used to measure corruption
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Evaluative case studies can be used as a valuable method or complement to other methods for evaluating USAID development projects and activities. This Technical Note provides practical information to assist evaluation managers and development practitioners to manage evaluations employing case studies, including...
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