A Discussion Note introducing the concepts of complexity and its relation to USAID programming. The paper outline five complexity-aware monitoring methods
This Note provides guidance on using case studies in USAID evaluations.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) established the Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL) in 2010 to return policy and strategy functions to USAID, after these functions had been moved to the U.S. Department of State in 2006. PPL engaged EnCompass LLC to assess the effectiveness,...
This evaluation of evaluations, or meta-evaluation, was undertaken to assess the quality of USAID’s evaluation reports. The study builds on USAID’s practice of periodically examining evaluation quality to identify opportunities for improvement. It covers USAID evaluations completed between January 2009 and...
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.
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.
Exploring how common evaluation approaches and practices constrain innovation, and examining a new approach to evaluating social innovation known as "developmental evaluation."
Written for non-profits, implementing partners can use this to support their monitoring, while USAID can use it for learning about their programs through monitoring CDCS/ CLA.