Qualitative Methods and Approaches
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) established the Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL) in 2010 to return policy and strategy functions to USAID, after these functions had been moved to the U.S. Department of State in 2006. PPL engaged EnCompass LLC to assess the effectiveness,...
This evaluation of evaluations, or meta-evaluation, was undertaken to assess the quality of USAID’s evaluation reports. The study builds on USAID’s practice of periodically examining evaluation quality to identify opportunities for improvement. It covers USAID evaluations completed between January 2009 and...
This presentation provides an overview of best practices in outcome mapping in order to further the use and development of outcome mapping and the outcome mapping learning community.
Exploring how common evaluation approaches and practices constrain innovation, and examining a new approach to evaluating social innovation known as "developmental evaluation."
Written for non-profits, implementing partners can use this to support their monitoring, while USAID can use it for learning about their programs through monitoring CDCS/ CLA.
This paper provides an outline for how to leverage evaluation as a strategic tool for the revitalization of U.S. foreign assistance.
This is a valuable resource on the evaluation of the KM and Institutional Learning (IL) at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
This report brief describes measuring program support and program processes, ranging from sectoral impact to changes to the millenium development goals by programs.
This study synthesizes existing research on knowledge and learning in the development sector, and draws out eight key questions for exmining related strategies and systems in development agencies.