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 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...
Qualitative Methods and Approaches
Comparing Sampling Strategies
Draft recommendations on how to measure organizational capacity development programming
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.
Are you getting the evaluation quality you expect from your contracted evaluators? This webinar will discuss how to develop evaluation questions that will help ensure high quality performance evaluations from external evaluators. Critical tips will be presented along with a variety of negative and positive examples from...
Evaluation for Strategic Learning
Modern communities of practice (CoP) built on a foundation of technology and social media are emerging on a global scale. Considering the speed at which technology evolves, best practices also continue to evolve for building, maintaining and measuring the effectiveness of these modern communities. This report attempts to outline and discuss key lessons learned to date and provide several recommendations based upon available evidence and expert opinion. But each CoP – defined here as a group of professionals with similar interests – is unique in purpose and must find its own path to success.
This Note provides guidance on the use of focus group interviews within evaluations.