Activity Design & Implementation Resources Grid
By: Monalisa Salib
These resources provide fictionalized examples of context- and evidence-driven theories of change. The examples include both the theory of change narrative and the visual known as the logic model. The examples are adapted from a USAID/Vietnam theory of change training delivered in November of 2021.There are two files on this page - one pr...
Theory of Change Workbook: A Step-by-Step Process for Developing or Strengthening Theories of Change
By: Monalisa Salib
While over time theories of change have become synonymous with simple if/then statements, a strong theory of change should actually be a much more detailed, context-specific articulation of how we *theorize* change will happen under a program. Theories of change should articulate:Outcomes: What is the change we are trying to achieve?Entry...
By: Mariam Taha
This resource shares how World Learning and the QITABI 2 project created a blended approach to provide partners with a roadmap to ultimate system strengthening using USAID's organizational capacity assessment (OCA) tool, human and institutional capacity development (HICD) framework, and a Feasibility Index. The OCA allowed for q...
By: USAID Bureau for Policy
This updated How-To Note supplements ADS 22.214.171.124. It presents guidelines and recommended practices in planning and implementing a Mission-wide strategy-level portfolio review. These guidelines and practices can also be adapted for Washington-based Operating Unit portfolio reviews as well as project- and activity-level reviews conducted...
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 evaluation syntheses that USAID commissions: meta-evaluati...
By: Martin Nañawa
Pilot builds on CLA best practicesPanagora Group holds the USAID CLAimHealth contract, which supports the agency to effectively implement its health portfolio in the Philippines through high-quality monitoring and evaluation data, continuous learning, and adaptive management.Following four years of robust activities to raise awareness and...
Adaptive management: A practical guide to mitigating uncertainty and advancing evidence-based programming
By: Alysson Akiko Oakley
Pact’s Adaptive Management Guide provides practical guidance to development practitioners globally on the mindsets, behaviors, resources, and processes that underpin an effective adaptive management system. It presents an approach to managing adaptively that is rooted in complexity analysis and program theory. It draws on Pact’s globa...
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...
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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