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Evaluation syntheses are analytic reviews of evaluations that aggregate findings from evaluation reports and/or examine the quality of the evaluations reviewed. This Discussion Note, Making Evidence Accessible through Evaluation Synthesis, focuses on two common types of evaluation syntheses that USAID commissions:...
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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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When asked about barriers to evaluation quality and use, USAID staff often cite instances when the evaluation took place at the wrong time, focused on the wrong questions, or failed to engage stakeholders from the beginning.
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This Additional Help to ADS 201 offers a short overview of USAID's perspective on local capacity development across the Program Cycle as well as links to further tools and resources. It is a great resource for any strategic or project design that aims to achieve local capacity development.
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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 document, an ADS 201 Additional Help resource, provides direction on how to develop a Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) plan for a Mission's Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP).It outlines the information to include in a CLA plan, describes the processes Missions can use to understand their current CLA...
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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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The purpose of this guidance document is to provide USAID staff in the Missions and at Headquarters with guidance on choosing whether to conduct an internal or external evaluation. While required evaluations must be external, USAID Missions/Operating Units (OUs) are encouraged to conduct non-required evaluations as...
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This document provides detailed instructions for USAID staff on how to submit an evaluation to the DEC. Non-USAID staff members accessing the DEC’s public website are required to register for an account to submit documents.
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All draft evaluation reports are required to go through an internal review process by USAID. This document shares good practices for conducting and managing this review. This resource is for use primarily by USAID staff. A complementary resource is the Evaluation Report Checklist and Evaluation Report Template....
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