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this new innovative methodology is being employed to evaluate program interventions, using case examples from USAID, the German Development Bank, and the World Bank.
Quantitative Tools and Methods
Modern communities of practice (CoP) built on a foundation of technology and social media are emerging on a global scale. Considering the speed at which technology evolves, best practices also continue to evolve for building, maintaining and measuring the effectiveness of these modern communities. This report attempts to outline and discuss key lessons learned to date and provide several recommendations based upon available evidence and expert opinion. But each CoP – defined here as a group of professionals with similar interests – is unique in purpose and must find its own path to success.
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.
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 compares conventional evaluations and evaluations for learning. Some notes are offered for commissioners of evaluations, and the paper concludes with some questions for development.
This report brief describes measuring program support and program processes, ranging from sectoral impact to changes to the millenium development goals by programs.