USAID, Policy Planning and Learning Bureau (PPL), Evaluation of Policies and Reforms

Girls Working in a Field

USAID’s PPL seeks to link policy, planning, learning, evaluation, research, donor coordination, and innovation through science and technology. In collaboration with USAID PPL, EnCompass designed and conducted an evaluative process that explored how well USAID’s Program Cycle has been understood, implemented, supported, and integrated into the organizational culture among missions and in USAID Washington. The evaluation focused on the Country Development Cooperation Strategy and Project Design guidance, and the integration of the Gender Equality and Female Empowerment Policy and the Climate Change and Development Strategy across missions and bureaus. The EnCompass team used a multi-method research strategy that included: five country case studies and visits to USAID Missions in Peru, Nepal, Senegal, Georgia and Ethiopia, two online surveys targeting USAID staff in Washington and in the field, interviews and focus groups with USAID/Washington staff and document review of key Program Cycle products.

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