Practical guidance and examples to help design and carry out evaluations in more participatory, locally led ways
The Discussion Note defines Third-Party Monitoring (TPM) and provides information on key considerations when utilizing it. Created using interviews with TPM practitioners and USAID managers, the Discussion note provides suggestions for how to most effectively utilize TPM, how to design TPM systems, and important ethical...
This PMP is an illustrative example intended to provide ideas for how Missions can utilize the revised ADS 201 requirements for PMPs, found in section 188.8.131.52. A key revision to PMPs is the new requirement to identify learning priorities with plans for how to address them through monitoring, evaluation, and CLA. The...
This Note defines impact evaluations, explains when they should be commissioned according to USAID policy and describes different designs for quasi-experimental and experimental impact evaluations.
This resource provides guidance and a template for developing a schedule of performance-management tasks and associated resources.
Using complexity science and program theory to tailor your adaptive management system
Looking for evidence to inform how you engage the private sector in your work? Look no further than USAID’s New Private Sector Engagement (PSE) Evidence Gap Map! The Evidence Gap Map can support the learning efforts of Missions and Operating Units and further evidence generation under the Self Reliance Learning Agenda (...
The Summary outlines the ways in which DI’s use of collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) mindsets and practices contributed to its development achievements.
Compiled in partnership between the U.S. Global Development Lab’s Office of Evaluation and Impact Assessment (Lab/EIA) and the USAID LEARN contract, Learning (in the) Lab: A Utilization-Focused Learning Playbook is designed to share with our colleagues the tools and resources we’ve used to design, develop, implement, and iterate upon a bureau-wide, utilization-focused learning agenda called the Lab Evaluation, Research, and Learning (ERL) Plan.
A guide on local philanthropy as an element of societal self-reliance.