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...
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.
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.
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.
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....
Updated version of the OCA tool for facilitated self-assessment of organizational strengths and weaknesses
The evaluation design matrix is an essential tool for planning and organizing an evaluation.
This short guidance document provides five principles, ten tips, and three examples of developing good evaluation questions. A webinar on the topic is also available on USAID Learning Lab.