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).
This guide provides information for Agency staff and implementing partners on remote monitoring techniques and when they can be employed.
A review of how systems thinking and political economy lenses fit together.
Context monitoring solicitation as a model
A great overview of how to frame and direct PEA to be practical
CLA and Developmental Evaluations
A Discussion Note introducing the concepts of complexity and its relation to USAID programming. The paper outline five complexity-aware monitoring methods
Six Simple Questions to Help Identify Your Monitoring and/or Evaluation Need
This resource describes how to prepare and maintain an Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan.
Attending to Interrelationships, Perspectives, and Boundaries