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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.
USAID Contribution
This resource provides guidance and a template for developing a Performance Management Plan (PMP) task schedule.
USAID Contribution
Evaluation syntheses are analytic reviews of evaluations that aggregate findings from evaluation reports and/or examine the quality of the evaluations reviewed. This Discussion Note, Making Evidence Accessible through Evaluation Synthesis, focuses on two common types of evaluation syntheses that USAID commissions:...
USAID Contribution
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...
USAID Contribution
In the first week of 2018, USAID's Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance hosted an excellent presentation and discussion with Milica Panic, the chief of party of the Liberia Accountability and Voice Initiative (LAVI), implemented by DAI. LAVI is considered an archetype example of a program...
Community Contribution
CLA and Developmental Evaluations
Community Contribution
This learning note and presentation describes some of the ways the USAID/Honduras funded Transforming Market Systems (TMS) Activity has used the USAID Local Systems Framework to discover, craft interventions, and monitor and evaluate changes in the feedback loops which underlie performance patterns of Honduran market systems.
Community Contribution
This learning note and presentation describes some of the ways the USAID/Honduras funded Transforming Market Systems (TMS) Activity has used the USAID Local Systems Framework to discover, craft interventions, and monitor and evaluate changes in the feedback loops which underlie performance patterns of Honduran market systems.
Community Contribution
Using large-scale surveys to understand context and address learning needs
Community Contribution
There is a growing recognition that political economy analysis (PEA) is an essential aspect of external donor assistance to complex health reform processes. USAID’s Vision for Health Systems Strengthening (2015–2019), for example, recognizes that “broad political economy issues often drive health systems organization,...
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