A Discussion Note introducing the concepts of complexity and its relation to USAID programming. The paper outline five complexity-aware monitoring methods
Qualitative Methods and Approaches
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...
Evaluative case studies can be used as a valuable method or complement to other methods for evaluating USAID development projects and activities. This Technical Note provides practical information to assist evaluation managers and development practitioners to manage evaluations employing case studies, including...
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...
Gapminder is a data visualization tool for World Bank data. It includes links to various indicator databases maintained by organizations around the world and has links to numerous presentations on global trends
An international collaboration to improve evaluation practice and theory by sharing information about options (methods or tools) and approaches.
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are a symbol of our common humanity.
The MEASURE DHS STATcompiler allows users to make custom tables based on hundreds of demographic and health indicators across more than 70 countries.
This paper provides an outline for how to leverage evaluation as a strategic tool for the revitalization of U.S. foreign assistance.