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,...
Quantitative Tools and Methods
Qualitative Methods and Approaches
Comparing Sampling Strategies
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.
Annex resources from the USAID "Evaluation for Evaluation Specialists" training materials.
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...
Development Grants Program Global Evaluation Summary