A Discussion Note introducing the concepts of complexity and its relation to USAID programming. The paper outline five complexity-aware monitoring methods
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,...
This USAID Program Cycle Technical Note describes the 5Rs Framework and demonstrates how it can be applied to strengthen local systems and promote sustainability.
Outcome mapping is a methodology for planning, monitoring and evaluating development initiatives in order to bring about sustainable social change.
A Prezi about the RDMA Mission
It’s really hard to talk about failure.Admitting Failure hopes to change that. It is painful for civil society organizations to acknowledge when we don’t meet our goals and objectives; it is just as painful to worry about how funders will react to such failure. The paradox is that we do everything we can to avoid...
This Note provides guidance on the use of focus group interviews within evaluations.
This Note provides guidance on using case studies in USAID evaluations.
This note defines impact evaluations and discusses design and key planning considerations
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...