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).
Six Simple Questions to Help Identify Your Monitoring and/or Evaluation Need
The Open Contracting Partnership is driven by two goals, as articulated in its 2015-2018 strategy: building global norms and demand for open contracting; and strengthening implementation of open contracting on the ground. The pursuit of both goals hinges on learning and evidence.While the strategy describes these...
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...
Modern communities of practice (CoP) built on a foundation of technology and social media are emerging on a global scale. Considering the speed at which technology evolves, best practices also continue to evolve for building, maintaining and measuring the effectiveness of these modern communities. This report attempts to outline and discuss key lessons learned to date and provide several recommendations based upon available evidence and expert opinion. But each CoP – defined here as a group of professionals with similar interests – is unique in purpose and must find its own path to success.
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This presentation provides an overview of best practices in outcome mapping in order to further the use and development of outcome mapping and the outcome mapping learning community.
This webinar is part of a four-part series on monitoring and evaluation. It provides guidance to develop and implement an M&E system for project planning, implementation, and evaluation.