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This document provides lessons learned on managing an external USAID performance evaluation as a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR).
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This paper describes how adaptive management can be fostered if participatory 'evaluative thinking' activities are used to analyze assumptions in theory of change models.
Community Contribution
Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is critical to all USAID programs for accountability reporting, measuring impact, and informing ongoing strategic management decisions. The principal lesson learned from the Office of Transition Initiatives’ (OTI) 15 years of experience operating in complex, dynamic, and...
Community Contribution
The Open Contracting Partnership is driven by two goals, as articulated in its 2015-2018 strategy: building global norms and demand for open contracting; and strengthening implementation of open contracting on the ground. The pursuit of both goals hinges on learning and evidence.While the strategy describes these...
Community Contribution
Child-Led Evaluation of the PPA programme in Kenya
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Updated version of the OCA tool for facilitated self-assessment of organizational strengths and weaknesses
USAID Contribution
The evaluation design matrix is an essential tool for planning and organizing an evaluation.
USAID Contribution
The value of an evaluation is in its use. Evaluations should inform decision-making, contribute to learning, and help improve the quality of development programs. This guidance offers USAID Program Officers practical guidance to ensure that evaluations serve these purposes and support improvement and learning. While...
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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. 
USAID Contribution
Have you ever experienced challenges making decisions with a large and diverse group of actors from USAID Missions/OUs and implementing partners – especially when trying something new?It’s a good time to think about how the Agency’s approach to shared decision-making affects innovation throughout the Program Cycle,...
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