with experience in actually managing DG programs remained skeptical as to whether the complexity and dynamic nature of DG programming would allow random assignment evaluation designs to be implemented successfully. The committee also notes that doing random assignment evaluations in the highly politicized field of democracy assistance will likely be controversial. It is, therefore, recommended in Chapter 9, as part of a broader effort to improve evaluations and learning regarding DG programs at USAID, that USAID begin with a limited but high-visibility initiative to provide a test of the feasibility and value of applying impact evaluation methods to a select number of its DG projects.

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