The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact in countries around the world, and USAID and its partners are responding to the pandemic at home and abroad. As we respond, we continue to monitor, evaluate and learn from our programs in the changing operating environment. With limitations on travel, remote...
The purpose of this document is to provide a foundational understanding of probability sampling to USAID staff to equip them as well-informed commissioners and consumers of surveys, evaluations, and other products (hereafter referred to as studies) that require probability sampling. We hope that it will serve as a resource for commissioners to make informed decisions about surveys and to use monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) resources effectively. The main audience for this document includes monitoring, evaluation, and learning specialists, Contracting Officer’s Representative (CORs), and Agreement Officer’s Representative (AORs).
A review of how systems thinking and political economy lenses fit together.
Techniques for achieving results and tracking progress in the fluid and rapidly changing operating environment of authoritarian-ruled Belarus.
CLA and Developmental Evaluations
A Discussion Note introducing the concepts of complexity and its relation to USAID programming. The paper outline five complexity-aware monitoring methods
Summary report of findings from the 2016 MEL Platforms Assessment
Six Simple Questions to Help Identify Your Monitoring and/or Evaluation Need
These are the materials from an August 2015 event on measuring systems change and organizational capacity development hosted by USAID.
Data visualization helps us to communicate information clearly and efficiently to users, helping them to analyze data and evidence. Effective data visualization makes complex data more accessible, understandable and usable for decision-making. The KM Reference Group discussed data visualization with Presidential...