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Update on Evaluation at USAID. Cindy Clapp- Wincek , Director, PPL/LER USAID Alumni Association March 7 , 2014. We’ve made progress, but still have a long way to go. Evaluation Update in 2012. Evaluation Update in 2013:. You are here:. Evaluation and……. Collaborative Learning.

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Update on Evaluation at USAID

Cindy Clapp-Wincek, Director, PPL/LER

USAID Alumni Association

March 7 , 2014


We’ve made progress, but still have a long way to go.

Evaluation Update in 2012

Evaluation Update in 2013:

You are here:


Evaluation and
Evaluation and……

Collaborative Learning

Program Evaluation

Performance Monitoring

Evidence Based Planning and Implementation


Major data sources and analysis

behind the Update

  • Evaluation Registry of PPR

  • Development Experience Clearinghouse

  • USAID Forward Progress Report 2013

  • Evaluation of Program Cycle Implementation

  • Meta-evaluation of Quality and Coverage of USAID Evaluations 2009 – 2012


Notable Findings of Recent Studies

Evaluation quality has improved - average quality scores 5.56 in 2009  6.69 in 2012

The Evaluation Policy has contributed to improved evaluation rigor, quality, usefulness, and quantity.

Missions have formed working groups to strengthen evaluation practices and collaboration.

The Program Cycle encourages internal collaboration, sharing knowledge, learning, and adapting.



LER develops training and tools reports

to support USAID staff capacity

Learning Lab & ProgramNet

PMP Toolkit

Internal Evaluations

1200+ staff trained in Evaluation

350 staff participated in

Performance Monitoring Workshops

M&E Guidance Tools:

How-to and Technical Notes


Where do we go from here
Where do we go from here? reports

  • Support missions – virtual and in-country technical assistance, tools, and new awards for M&E training, conducting evaluations

  • Work with organizations that produce evaluations – particularly firms

  • Address constraints – e.g. collaborate with contracts office on adaptive management

  • Partner with regional “missions”




Responsibilities for quality factors

“MetaEvaluation of Quality of USAID Evaluation Reports” reports

Responsibilities for Quality Factors



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