This Note defines impact evaluations, explains when they should be commissioned according to USAID policy and describes different designs for quasi-experimental and experimental impact evaluations. USAID is updating the 2013 Technical Note on Impact Evaluations. Stay tuned for the updated content in 2020.
This resource provides guidance and a template for developing a Performance Management Plan (PMP) task schedule.
CLA and Developmental Evaluations
A Discussion Note introducing the concepts of complexity and its relation to USAID programming. The paper outline five complexity-aware monitoring methods
Qualitative Methods and Approaches
Comparing Sampling Strategies
Stacey Young, from USAID's Office of Learning, Evaluation and Research, provides detailed information about collaborating, learning and adapting within the Program Cycle.
Screencast: Complexity-Aware Monitoring Discussion Note
This webinar featured PPL, regional, and technical bureau representatives who have participated and led evaluation statement of work (SOW) peer reviews. They discussed good practices in conducting peer reviews and how to get the most out of the process, resulting in a strong SOW with buy-in from key stakeholders.
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...