7

 

Additional Impact Evaluation Designs and Essential Tools for Better Project Evaluations

 

177

   

 Introduction,

 

177

   

 How Often Are Randomized Evaluations Feasible?,

 

178

   

 Designing Impact Evaluations When Randomization Is Not Possible,

 

181

   

 What to Do When There Is Only One Unit of Analysis,

 

192

   

 Conclusions,

 

196

   

 References,

 

197

8

 

Creating the Conditions for Conducting High-Quality Evaluations of Democracy Assistance Programs and Enhancing Organizational Learning

 

199

   

 Introduction,

 

199

   

 Issues in Obtaining High-Quality Impact Evaluations,

 

199

   

 Improving Organizational Learning,

 

208

   

 Conclusions,

 

216

   

 References,

 

217

9

 

An Evaluation Initiative to Support Learning the Impact of USAID’s DG Programs

 

219

   

 Introduction,

 

219

   

 Providing Leadership and Strategic Vision,

 

220

   

 Implementing the Vision: The Evaluation Initiative,

 

222

   

 Agenda for USAID and SORA,

 

228

   

 Role of Congress and The Executive Branch,

 

230

   

 Conclusions,

 

232

   

 References,

 

232

 

 

Glossary

 

235

 

 

Appendixes

 

 

   

 A  Biographical Sketches of Committee Members

 

243

   

 B  Committee Meetings and Participants

 

247

   

 C  Measuring Democracy

 

259

   

 D  Understanding Democratic Transitions and Consolidation from Case Studies: Lessons for Democracy Assistance

 

285

   

 E  Field Visit Summary Report

 

289

   

 F  Voices from the Field: Model Questionnaire

 

315



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