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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:...
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This resource describes how to conduct at least one portfolio review per year that focuses on progress toward strategy-level results.
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Effective collaboration is a critical aspect of USAID’s work. It ensures that the Agency establishes and leverages relationships with key stakeholders, including other U.S. government actors, donors, host government counterparts, partners, civil society, and the private sector. Collaboration is important in order to...
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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...
Community Contribution
This resource describes how to prepare and maintain an Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan.
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This bulletin from the Office of Acquisitions and Assistance provides guidance on how to allow for learning, flexibility, and adaptability in contracts.
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Net-Map is an interview-based mapping tool that helps people understand, visualize, discuss, and improve situations in which many different actors influence outcomes. By creating Influence Network Maps, individuals and groups can clarify their own view of a situation, foster discussion, and develop a strategic approach...
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This guidance provides information on conducting an After Action Review (AAR), including goals, assumptions/requirements, how tos, lessons learned/best practice, and resources.
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