All posts tagged with "Project Design & Implementation"

Project design is the process by which USAID defines how it will achieve a result or set of results in a CDCS or other strategic framework to ensure that efforts are complementary and aligned in support of the strategy.

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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... read more
Library Resource | Dec 2, 2020 | USAID Documents
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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.
Library Resource | Dec 2, 2020
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USAID's Program Cycle Policy, USAID’s policy on Development Data, USAID’s Scientific Research Policy and other guidance define evidence for USAID and clarify standards for research, evaluation, and data management and use. This evidence framework brings information from... read more
Library Resource | Nov 24, 2020 | Policy Documents
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The Program Cycle Learning Study (PCLS) used a qualitative case study approach to provide a systematic and holistic understanding of how four Missions understand and implement the Program Cycle. The study offers examples of how Missions implement the Program Cycle on a day-... read more
Library Resource | Mar 31, 2020 | Technical Resources
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My first job in development was as an “Institutional Memory Specialist” (a fancy title to avoid calling me “intern in charge of finding paperwork”) in Bamako, Mali. On my first day, my boss handed me two documents—the proposal and the log frame—and said, “Here’s... read more
Blog | Mar 10, 2020 | Emily Janoch
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There is a growing awareness that many aspects of economic and social development are complex, unpredictable, and ultimately uncontrollable. Governments, non-governmental organizations, and international agencies have realized the need for a change in emphasis; a paradigm... read more
Blog | Oct 27, 2019 | Guy Sharrock | Working Smarter
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Evaluation syntheses are analytic reviews of evaluations that aggregate findings from evaluation reports and/or examine the quality of the evaluations reviewed. This Discussion Note, Making Evidence Accessible through Evaluation Synthesis, focuses on two common types of... read more
Library Resource | May 7, 2019 | USAID Documents
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This is the second blog post on what Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG) can learn from market systems. The first post looked at the practice of market segmentation. I believe a lot of programming around DRG can borrow from market systems facilitation approaches.... read more
Blog | Apr 24, 2019 | David Jacobstein
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USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3) Office of Forestry and Biodiversity is now accepting submissions for a case study competition on biodiversity integration across USAID’s portfolio. Cases may include biodiversity programming with multiple... read more
Blog | Apr 17, 2019 | Barbra Bearden
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These short documents, generated by the USAID Forestry and Biodiversity Office and its Measuring Impact initiative, provide a simple reference for USAID activity managers, and implementing partners to organize an efficient Activity Start-up phase, with an emphasis... read more
Library Resource | Sep 20, 2018

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