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:...
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,...
USAID is committed to full and active disclosure of evaluation reports, methods, findings, and data produced by the Agency or partners receiving USAID funding. This is guided by Agency policies and directives, including the USAID ADS Reference 201mae and ADS 540 – Development Experience Information. These direct that...
This paper describes how adaptive management can be fostered if participatory 'evaluative thinking' activities are used to analyze assumptions in theory of change models.
Quantitative Tools and Methods
Qualitative Methods and Approaches
Comparing Sampling Strategies
This webinar featured PPL, regional, and technical bureau representatives who have participated and led evaluation statement of work (SOW) peer reviews. They discussed good practices in conducting peer reviews and how to get the most out of the process, resulting in a strong SOW with buy-in from key stakeholders.
The purpose of this Toolkit is to provide USAID staff and partners with practical resources for a critical aspect of managing for results -- developing and implementing a performance management plan (PMP).
The guide provides an overall framework with guiding principles for conducting an evaluation. It brings together existing concepts, evaluation methods and tools that have been found to work well in the field.