This resource, part of the context-driven adaptation collection (see https://usaidlearninglab.org/context-driven-adaptation-overview), provides tips on how to enable context-driven adaptation, or thinking and working politically (TWP), within a USAID strategy. It also relates TWP to the journey to self-reliance. As...
A Discussion Note introducing the concepts of complexity and its relation to USAID programming. The paper outline five complexity-aware monitoring methods
The "Systems and Complexity White Paper" is a how-to manual for USAID missions, operating units and partners on the application of systemic design, monitoring & evaluation practices into international development programming.
This USAID Program Cycle Technical Note describes the 5Rs Framework and demonstrates how it can be applied to strengthen local systems and promote sustainability.
This Note provides guidance on the use of focus group interviews within evaluations.
This Note provides guidance on using case studies in USAID evaluations.
This is a historical resource.The Discussion Note shares information from a 2013 internal assessment of M&E Platforms based on experience from across the Agency. Data for this report are based on key informant interviews with USAID staff and a review of contract documents for M&E Platforms, including...
This note defines impact evaluations and discusses design and key planning considerations
This Technical Note provides guidance on using mixed-methods for evaluations. A mixed-method evaluation systematically integrates two or more evaluation methods, usually drawing on both quantitative and qualitative data. The Technical Note provides guidance to USAID staff and partners on how mixed-method...
This article explores the usefulness of Outcome Mapping through five case studies.