USAID is committed to full and active disclosure of evaluation reports, methods, findings, and data produced by the Agency or partners receiving USAID funding. This is guided by Agency policies and directives, including the USAID ADS Reference 201mae and ADS 540 – Development Experience Information. These direct that...
Quantitative Tools and Methods
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...
USAID's Evaluation Interest Group Resources
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."
The guide provides an overall framework with guiding principles for conducting an evaluation. It brings together existing concepts, evaluation methods and tools that have been found to work well in the field.
Partnership Defined Quality Monitoring and Evaluation Toolkit provides a set of tools including supervisory checklists, mapping tools and an exit interview to support the implementation of PDQ.
This paper provides an outline for how to leverage evaluation as a strategic tool for the revitalization of U.S. foreign assistance.