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The Summary outlines the ways in which DI’s use of collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) mindsets and practices contributed to its development achievements.
Community Contribution
In its efforts to advance understandings of how to measure the effects and effectiveness of collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) on development results, the CLAIM Learning Network has identified a number of learning questions around assessing CLA’s 'plausible contribution' to development outcomes. These include:...
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This document establishes clear expectations for evaluation reports during the preparation of evaluation statements of work and the in-briefing of the evaluation team. These practices also serve as a guide for reviewing the quality of draft evaluation reports submitted by the evaluation team.This content is currently...
USAID Contribution
This How-To Note addresses key issues for USAID staff who are developing a Statement of Work for an externally contracted evaluation. Following these practices will help to establish clear expectations and requirements for the evaluation team and clearly communicate what evaluation questions will provide answers...
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This paper describes how adaptive management can be fostered if participatory 'evaluative thinking' activities are used to analyze assumptions in theory of change models.
Community Contribution
The Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE) is an interdisciplinary partnership between USAID and MIT. The goal is to create a methodological framework that allows development organizations to evaluate technologies they may use to help people living in poverty. The cornerstone of our method lies on...
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Quantitative Tools and Methods
USAID Contribution
Focus group interviews (also often called focus group discussions) are a key tool for collecting data to support many USAID activities. This data collection technique is widely used in international development planning, monitoring, and evaluation. They are quick, versatile and typically inexpensive, so they can be used...
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This checklist is to help USAID staff define, revise, and strengthen their evaluation questions.
USAID Contribution
This solicitation, posted on FedBizOpps.gov, provides an example from USAID/Colombia of a contract to obtain Mission-wide evaluation technical and advisory services. The contractor will assist the Mission with the design and implementation of quantitative and qualitative evaluation studies and assessments, including...
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