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Evaluation is the systematic collection and analysis of information about the characteristics and outcomes of strategies, projects, and activities conducted as a basis for judgments to improve effectiveness, and timed to inform decisions about current and future programming. Evaluation is distinct from assessment or an informal review of projects or activities. Evaluations at USAID include impact evaluations and performance evaluations.

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How-To Note: Project Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan

06-28-2017 | By USAID PPL
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How-To Note: Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan

11-28-2016 | By USAID LEARN
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Improving Evaluation Use in Senegal through Recommendations Workshops

08-21-2018 | By Lisa Slifer-Mbacke
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Let's Get Meta: Learning how to Learn from Evaluations

Dec 22,2020
By: Carla Trippe
Insights from a Meta-Evaluation of USAID/Liberia's Portfolio from 2016-2020As Social Impact’s (SI) five-year Liberia Strategic Analysis (LSA) contract facilitating data-driven decision making with USAID/Liberia comes to an end, we took a step back to synthesize 31 evaluations and assessments conducted between 2016 and 2020 into one meta...
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How-To Note: Prepare and Maintain a Performance Management Plan (PMP)

Dec 03,2020
By: USAID LEARN
A Performance Management Plan (PMP) is a Mission-wide tool for planning and managing the process of (1) monitoring strategic progress, project performance, programmatic assumptions, and operational context; (2) evaluating performance and impact; and (3) learning and adapting from evidence. Each Mission must prepare a Mission-wide PMP...
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IEG Knowledge Series - Data-Sensing & Data Mapping Tools

Dec 02,2020
By: alejin90
This webinar was focused on understanding tools and technologies as well as limitations in data sensing and data mapping tools that can help the development and M&E practitioners collect needed data. In this webinar practitioners from Atlas AI, a private sector company, World Bank’s Development Data Group (DEC) and the Independent E...
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Streamlining of Automated Directives System (ADS) Chapter 201

Dec 02,2020
By: USAID/PPL
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator John Barsa has streamlined Chapter 201 of our ADS, Program Cycle Operational Policy, to shift our emphasis from bureaucracy to the real work of supporting development progress.  The reformed policy responds to calls from the field to streamline the Agency’s proc...
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ADS 201, Program Cycle Operational Policy, Key Requirements

Dec 02,2020
By: USAID/PPL
This 10-page document summarizes key "musts" (requirements) and "shoulds" (best practices) in the revision of ADS 201 that was codified on October 28, 2020.
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The Global Learning for Adaptive Management initiative (GLAM)

Oct 28,2020
By: Learning Lab
The Global Learning for Adaptive Management (GLAM) is an initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department for International Development (DFID). GLAM is envisioned as a globally networked learning alliance that aimed to actively identify, operationalise and promote rigorous evidence-bas...
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Evaluation Stakeholder Participation Planning Matrix

Jul 06,2020
By: Erica.Schmidt
The purpose of the Stakeholder Participation Planning Matrix is to organize engagement with stakeholders throughout an evaluation process; it both guides planning and organizes the plan in a clear and consolidated format.Stakeholders are the individuals, teams, and organizations that have a vested role in the evaluation.The template and g...
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A Commissioner's Guide to Probability Sampling for Surveys at USAID

Jun 05,2020
By: Julie Uwimana; Jennifer Kuzara
Sampling is the process of studying a subset of a population for the purposes of describing or testing questions about a whole population. At USAID, sampling may be used to collect data for baselines, evaluations (both impact evaluations and performance evaluations), assessments that require survey data, and in some cases in indicator rep...
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Discussion Note: Ex-post Evaluations

May 13,2020
By: USAID Bureau for Policy Planning and Learning
This content is currently under revision to align with the recently updated ADS 201. For guidance and support associated with revisions to ADS 201, please see the Program Cycle overview page.This Discussion Note outlines key considerations for USAID staff and evaluators when deciding to conduct an ex-post evaluation and then planning for,...
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