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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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In the first week of 2018, USAID's Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance hosted an excellent presentation and discussion with Milica Panic, the chief of party of the Liberia Accountability and Voice Initiative (LAVI), implemented by DAI. LAVI is considered an archetype example of a program...
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The engagement grid below outlines a variety of approaches to conducting learning activities to help answer learning questions. Often, we rely on approaches that we have used in the past without pausing to reflect on whether those approaches are the best fit given our learning questions. This grid is intended for use by...
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This checklist is intended for use by USAID and implementing partner staff when developing or reviewing learning questions during monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) planning processes. It can be used to assess the appropriateness of each learning question based on utility, focus, feasibility, and inclusivity....
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CLA and Developmental Evaluations
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There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that people struggle to actually use data and evidence to inform their decisions. While there are a number of reasons for this, one of the main reasons is that teams and organizations often fail to internalize the data and evidence they have. If people don’t interpret or...
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This learning note and presentation describes some of the ways the USAID/Honduras funded Transforming Market Systems (TMS) Activity has used the USAID Local Systems Framework to discover, craft interventions, and monitor and evaluate changes in the feedback loops which underlie performance patterns of Honduran market systems.
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This learning note and presentation describes some of the ways the USAID/Honduras funded Transforming Market Systems (TMS) Activity has used the USAID Local Systems Framework to discover, craft interventions, and monitor and evaluate changes in the feedback loops which underlie performance patterns of Honduran market systems.
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Using large-scale surveys to understand context and address learning needs
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