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The Discussion Note defines Third-Party Monitoring (TPM) and provides information on key considerations when utilizing it. Created using interviews with TPM practitioners and USAID managers, the Discussion note provides suggestions for how to most effectively utilize TPM, how to design TPM systems, and important ethical...
USAID Contribution
Local capacity development is a critical area of USAID’s work and a cornerstone of the Journey to Self-Reliance. To ensure an Agency shared vision and coherent approach to capacity development, USAID will be drafting a new policy on local capacity development.On Monday, October 19 from 11:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT, USAID is...
USAID Contribution
On August 10,  USAID's Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG Center) organized the event celebrating USAID's new Policy on Promoting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (PRO-IP). The session included opening remarks from TIM Rieser, Minority Clerk, Subcommittee on State and Foreign...
Community 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
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.
Community Contribution
This policy update is the work of USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning’s Office of Learning, Evaluation and Research (PPL/LER). This update had been made to ensure consistency with revisions to USAID’s Automated Directives System (ADS) Chapter 201 Program Cycle Operational Policy,...
USAID Contribution
This USAID Program Cycle Technical Note describes the 5Rs Framework and demonstrates how it can be applied to strengthen local systems and promote sustainability.
USAID Contribution
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...
USAID Contribution
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...
USAID Contribution
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...
USAID Contribution

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