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Missions and Washington OUs must ensure that USAID implementing partners submit datasets—and supporting documentation such as code books, data dictionaries, scope, and methodology used to collect and analyze the data—compiled under USAID-funded evaluations to the Development Data Library (see ADS 579 and Frequently...
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Summary report of findings from the 2016 MEL Platforms Assessment
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These resources supplement ADS 201.3.5.7. The first provides an overview of performance indicator requirements and outlines practical steps and considerations for selecting performance indicators. The second provides a set of criteria against which to compare indicators when selecting performance indicators for...
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This resource complements ADS 201 by providing a template to USAID staff and partners for reference information about context indicators.Context monitoring is the systematic collection of information about conditions and external factors relevant to the implementation and performance of an Operating Unit’s (OU) strategy...
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This document provides supplemental guidance to ADS 201.3.5.7.E Indicator Baseline, and offers guidance for planning and collecting performance indicator baseline data for monitoring and evaluation of USAID strategies, projects, and activities.Baselines are used for comparison with monitoring or evaluation data...
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This document provides supplemental guidance to ADS 201.3.5.7.F Indicator Targets, and offers guidelines and good practices for USAID and its partners to set targets for performance indicators, use targets to compare to actual data, and adjust targets when necessary.Targets help USAID staff, IPs, and other partners...
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This is a revised listing of Program Cycle related terms, which has been updated with the release of ADS 201.
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Statements of Difference
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This document provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the Evaluation Toolkit released in September 2015.
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The guidance document describes the required and recommended information to include about planned evaluations in the Evaluation Plan of the Mission-Wide Performance Management Plan (PMP). The document also includes sample templates for managing the PMP evaluation plan and an evaluation schedule.In addition, please refer...
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