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A Discussion Note introducing the concepts of complexity and its relation to USAID programming. The paper outline five complexity-aware monitoring methods
USAID Contribution
Qualitative Methods and Approaches
USAID Contribution
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...
USAID Contribution
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...
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
This presentation provides an overview of best practices in outcome mapping in order to further the use and development of outcome mapping and the outcome mapping learning community.
Community Contribution
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are a symbol of our common humanity.
USAID Contribution
This guide presents an approach to developing a monitoring and evaluation system for projects supported by the Catholic Relief Services (CRS).
Community Contribution
This paper provides an outline for how to leverage evaluation as a strategic tool for the revitalization of U.S. foreign assistance.
USAID Contribution
This study synthesizes existing research on knowledge and learning in the development sector, and draws out eight key questions for exmining related strategies and systems in development agencies.
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