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
In its efforts to advance understandings of how to measure the effects and effectiveness of collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) on development results, the CLAIM Learning Network has identified a number of learning questions around assessing CLA’s 'plausible contribution' to development outcomes. These include:...
This resource describes how to prepare and maintain an Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan.
This paper describes how adaptive management can be fostered if participatory 'evaluative thinking' activities are used to analyze assumptions in theory of change models.
Screencast: Complexity-Aware Monitoring Discussion Note
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...
This paper provides an outline for how to leverage evaluation as a strategic tool for the revitalization of U.S. foreign assistance.
This report brief describes measuring program support and program processes, ranging from sectoral impact to changes to the millenium development goals by programs.