Recent DRG Impact Evaluation reports examine:(1) USAID's Ghana Strengthening Accountability Mechanisms (GSAM) project: An impact evaluation of USAID's GSAM project, which aims to increase accountability of local District Assemblies in Ghana, tested the effect of two distinct efforts to increase accountability and...
The Gender Integration in E3 Evaluations report provides examples of gender integration and sector-specific gender results, drawing upon evaluations focusing on all E3 technical sectors
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.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) established the Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL) in 2010 to return policy and strategy functions to USAID, after these functions had been moved to the U.S. Department of State in 2006. PPL engaged EnCompass LLC to assess the effectiveness,...
This evaluation of evaluations, or meta-evaluation, was undertaken to assess the quality of USAID’s evaluation reports. The study builds on USAID’s practice of periodically examining evaluation quality to identify opportunities for improvement. It covers USAID evaluations completed between January 2009 and...
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.
Broadening the Range of Designs and Methods for Impact Evaluations
Exploring how common evaluation approaches and practices constrain innovation, and examining a new approach to evaluating social innovation known as "developmental evaluation."
This paper compares conventional evaluations and evaluations for learning. Some notes are offered for commissioners of evaluations, and the paper concludes with some questions for development.
This report brief describes measuring program support and program processes, ranging from sectoral impact to changes to the millenium development goals by programs.