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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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....
This document provides lessons learned on managing an external USAID performance evaluation as a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR).
The Evaluation Statement of Work (Evaluation SOW) peer review is a required process to be completed after a SOW is drafted but before solicitation. This helps to ensure the quality of the Evaluation SOW.
This paper provides an overview of the facilitation approach with information drawn from its use in market systems development.
The evaluation design matrix is an essential tool for planning and organizing an evaluation.