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...
This bulletin from the Office of Acquisitions and Assistance provides guidance on how to allow for learning, flexibility, and adaptability in contracts.
This Zimbabwe Transition Country Development Cooperation Strategy outlines the focus of USAID’s program in Zimbabwe to help support the transition to a democratic, peaceful, productive, multi-racial society; take care of its citizens; abide by the rule of law; respect human rights; and contribute to regional...
This paper provides an overview of the facilitation approach with information drawn from its use in market systems development.
this new innovative methodology is being employed to evaluate program interventions, using case examples from USAID, the German Development Bank, and the World Bank.
Practitioners working in nutrition must start thinking about the effect food, health, and education systems have on nutrition practices and outcomes. “Systems thinking” means paying attention to the unpredictable interactions among actors, sectors, disciplines, and determinants of nutrition. That thinking results in new ways of approaching, analyzing, and solving challenges, which must be applied through policy development, program design, implementation, and research. SPRING approaches systems in two ways – by articulating and promoting systems thinking for nutrition and by strengthening specific components of those systems. This paper makes the case for why systems thinking is important for nutrition and proposes several approaches to strengthening systems for nutrition.
Quantitative Tools and Methods
Attending to Interrelationships, Perspectives, and Boundaries
Synchronizing Monitoring with the Pace of Change in Complexity
Screencast: Complexity-Aware Monitoring Discussion Note