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USAID maintains staff and operations in more than 80 countries around the world, all of which the COVID-19 pandemic will disrupt. USAID remains committed to protecting the health and safety of our staff, while continuing appropriate oversight of our programs and... read more
Library Resource | May 19, 2020 | USAID Documents
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This Discussion Note outlines key considerations for USAID staff and evaluators when deciding to conduct an ex-post evaluation and then planning for, designing, implementing, and using findings from ex-post evaluations. Those commissioning an ex-post evaluation should... read more
Library Resource | May 13, 2020 | USAID Documents
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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... read more
Library Resource | Nov 15, 2013 | USAID Documents
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This short introduction to an applied political economy analysis is from the Somalia Expanding Access to Justice program, implemented by Freedom House in consortia with Pact. This introduction is worth sharing because it lays out the framing of the PEA to explicitly connect... read more
Library Resource | May 28, 2019 | USAID Documents
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This solicitation for analytical activities in Burma provides a good model for a targeted investment in context understanding, including through use of political economy analysis. The solicitation asks for a diverse set of analytic skills and capacities in order to have a... read more
Library Resource | May 28, 2019 | USAID Documents
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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 resource, part of the context-driven adaptation collection (see https://usaidlearninglab.org/context-driven-adaptation-overview), provides tips on how to enable context-driven adaptation, or thinking and working politically (TWP), within a USAID strategy. It also... read more
Library Resource | Apr 8, 2019 | Technical Resources
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This updated template may be used as the basis for developing an evaluation Statement of Work (SOW). The template is based on an extensive peer review conducted in 2018 following the release of the Evaluation Toolkit in September 2015. It is designed to be used primarily by... read more
Library Resource | Jul 12, 2018 | USAID Documents
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Thinking and Working Politically: A Guide for Practitioners provides an overview of the process and methodology for applied PEA in use within USAID, and guidance on how PEA can support a broader effort around politically-informed programming. This group of... read more
Library Resource | Jun 1, 2018 | USAID Documents
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This Discussion Note shares practical approaches and considerations for designing monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) platforms in Missions. “MEL platforms” refer to the portfolio of institutional support mechanisms designed to build capacity within USAID Missions to... read more
Library Resource | May 2, 2018 | USAID Documents

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