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).
A review of how systems thinking and political economy lenses fit together.
CLA and Developmental Evaluations
Six Simple Questions to Help Identify Your Monitoring and/or Evaluation Need
Outcome mapping is a methodology for planning, monitoring and evaluating development initiatives in order to bring about sustainable social change.
This webinar provides an update on the work of a cross-Agency team working on a measurement approach to organizational capacity development. We will also share some thoughts on how to be rigorous in a contribution paradigm, and ideas on how to apply learning from capacity development measurement in making adjustments to programming.
The Local Solutions team is happy to endorse the Organizational Performance Index (OPI) tool as an appropriate indicator for tracking organizational capacity development. The OPI was developed by Pact but is freely available for public use through a Creative Commons license provided credit is given. OPI as an index...
Attending to Interrelationships, Perspectives, and Boundaries
Synchronizing Monitoring with the Pace of Change in Complexity
Complexity-Aware Monitoring at USAID