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A Discussion Note introducing the concepts of complexity and its relation to USAID programming. The paper outline five complexity-aware monitoring methods
USAID Contribution
This resource provides guidance and a template for developing a schedule of performance-management tasks and associated resources.
USAID Contribution
The purpose of this document is to provide a foundational understanding of probability sampling to USAID staff to equip them as well-informed commissioners and consumers of surveys, evaluations, and other products (hereafter referred to as studies) that require probability sampling. We hope that it will serve as a resource for commissioners to make informed decisions about surveys and to use monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) resources effectively. The main audience for this document includes monitoring, evaluation, and learning specialists, Contracting Officer’s Representative (CORs), and Agreement Officer’s Representative (AORs).
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A learning agenda includes a (1) set of questions addressing the critical knowledge gaps impeding informed design and implementation decisions and (2) plans for learning activities to help answer those questions. A basic process for a learning agenda includes three key steps:Understanding the context Developing and...
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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
Focus group interviews (also often called focus group discussions) are a key tool for collecting data to support many USAID activities. This data collection technique is widely used in international development planning, monitoring, and evaluation. They are quick, versatile and typically inexpensive, so they can be used...
USAID Contribution
As part of the process of designing a new program to provide monitoring, evaluation and learning support services and build capacity of USAID/Uganda to implement USAID's Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting agenda and in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation section 15.201 part c, USAID/ Uganda is sharing a...
USAID Contribution
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.
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