Webinar on Developmental Evaluation at USAID: A Tool for Operational Effectiveness

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Christopher Thompson

Apr 3, 2023, 9:27:58 AM4/3/23
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While most folks agree that adaptive management is crucial to improving operational effectiveness, often teams struggle with what that looks like tangibly – particularly when dealing with bureaucratic or administrative hurdles. Over the past 10 years, USAID has begun to test the ability of developmental evaluation (DE) to put adaptive management into action. In addressing the Agency’s Learning Question Agenda on operational effectiveness, this webinar on Friday, April 14, 9- 10 AM EST will discuss how DE has been able to improve programming and effectiveness for USAID HQ, host country governments, and partner organizations alike; and what obstacles they have encountered along the way. Panelists who have served on DEs at different levels and across different geographies will share what they’ve learned about DEs’ ability to contribute to enhanced operations within the USAID context.

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This webinar has been selected as a guest hosted session in USAID’s Agency Learning and Evidence Month 2023. Its content and discussion will support the Agency’s learning agenda question on Operational Effectiveness: How can USAID better streamline systems, processes and resources to meet long-term needs identified by Missions, while enabling the flexibility to respond quickly to unexpected shifts in context?

  • Danielle de Garcia, Social Impact, Vice President, Strategy, Performance, and Learning Division
  • Chris Thompson, Social Impact, Technical Director, Strategy, Performance, and Learning Division
  • Laura Ahearn, Social Impact, Technical Director, Strategy, Performance, and Learning Division
  • Shannon L. Griswold, USAID, Sr. Learning Advisor – PPL, LER, CLA
We welcome you to tag @USAIDlearning and use #AgencyLearningAgenda for social media posts related to the Month.
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