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Evaluation syntheses are analytic reviews of evaluations that aggregate findings from evaluation reports and/or examine the quality of the evaluations reviewed. This Discussion Note, Making Evidence Accessible through Evaluation Synthesis, focuses on two common types of evaluation syntheses that USAID commissions:...
USAID Contribution
This case details internal and external collaboration in the Community Health and Improved Nutrition (CHAIN) Project (2014-2019) implemented in Rwanda. CHAIN is a multi-sectoral nutrition project designed to address health and nutrition disparities that affect Rwandans. CHAIN developed a project management team (PMT) to...
USAID Contribution
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.
USAID Contribution
The case presents the learning and collaboration as well as adoption experiences of the Africa RISING program, with a specific focus on the Ethiopian highlands project. As a research-for-development project, learning and collaboration is in the DNA of Africa RISING. Thus, to achieve the different results, the project...
Community Contribution
In Village Enterprise's first year implementing USAID Community Connector, the project recognized that youth were an excluded demographic across activities. Recognizing the project's flexibility and eagerness to understand its communities, FHI 360 funded a study focused on researching the preferences and habits of rural...
Community Contribution
The Biodiversity Cross-Mission Learning Program has two key components: (1) a Theory of Change to serve as a common framework for implementing a learning agenda; and (2) facilitation of virtual learning groups around learning agendas that allow participants to learn at their own pace and level of engagement.The video...
Community Contribution
After fifty years of development work in Malawi, it was clear that traditional development structures were failing to lift Malawians out of the poverty trap. So the Mission asked, if we change the way we work, could we achieve better, more sustainable results? To answer this question, the Mission devised its "...
USAID Contribution
This case focuses on how AidData and its Research and Evaluation Unit coordinated students, faculty, and staff from the College of William and Mary to create an online dashboard to provide information resources in direct response to needs of partner organizations on the ground in Nepal after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake...
Community Contribution
Amidst disappointing data on reading proficiency among children in Guatemala, USAID constituted the Education Reform in the Classroom Project (2009-2014). Among other things, the project aimed to increase effectiveness of teaching practices, improve the classroom learning environment, foster the effective acquisition of...
Community Contribution
The problem of drug abuse among Indian youth has been increasing over the years. Not only has the problem grown in magnitude, the profile of users now includes children below 10 years. Adolescent drug abusing boys, in conflict with law, are sent by the Juvenile Justice Boards (JJBs) for treatment and rehabilitation to...
Community Contribution

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