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This book captures the experiences and voices of over 6,000 people who have received international assistance, observed the effects of aid efforts, or been involved in providing aid. Over time, across very different contexts and continents, people’s experiences with international aid efforts have been remarkably...
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Feed the Future methodology for assessing the system for food security policy-making
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How do we ensure participation and inclusion in peacebuilding evaluation? While peacebuilding programs are often built on the power of the people and inclusive processes, true participation and inclusion is not a guaranteed facet of programming. While peacebuilding programs regularly tout the importance of locally-led...
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The term D-MERL refers to the often disjointed components of the program-cycle and discrete and/or overlapping activities in program design (D), monitoring (M), evaluation (E), research (R), or learning (L). The BalanceD-MERL consortium posits that the incorporation of four key principles (relevant, right-sized,...
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Transcript from December 15, 2016 webinar.About the Webinar:USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL) will be hosting a webinar for implementing partners on the recent changes to the Automated Directives System (ADS) Chapter 201 on the Program Cycle. The Program Cycle is USAID’s operational...
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This policy update is the work of USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning’s Office of Learning, Evaluation and Research (PPL/LER). This update had been made to ensure consistency with revisions to USAID’s Automated Directives System (ADS) Chapter 201 Program Cycle Operational Policy,...
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Recently, the DRG Center presented the findings from six DRG Integration Case Studies (Ethiopia, Indonesia, Rwanda, Guatemala, Malawi and Nepal) to 50 representatives of key USAID offices, universities, and implementing partners. Now we present our Synthesis Report, which gathers all of the evidence and synthesizes lessons for the entire agency. Also included are Tip Sheets for Integrating DRG in the Field and Two-Pagers on each of the six Case Studies.
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Cracking the Nut Health: The Role of Communities in Building Resilient Health Systems: Lessons from the 2016 Conference
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USAID is committed to full and active disclosure of evaluation reports, methods, findings, and data produced by the Agency or partners receiving USAID funding. This is guided by Agency policies and directives, including the USAID ADS Reference 201mae and ADS 540 – Development Experience Information. These direct that...
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Development practitioners have increasingly realized the value of flexible program design and iterative implementation driven by practical learning. These adaptive approaches are particularly relevant for policy reform. In policy work, success typically depends on an ability to navigate complex political and social...
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