Evaluation Policy

This policy update is the work of USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning’s Office of Learning, Evaluation and Research (PPL/LER). This update had been made to ensure consistency with revisions to USAID’s Automated Directives System (ADS) Chapter 201 Program Cycle Operational Policy, which was released September 2016. The ADS revisions changed evaluation requirements to simplify implementation and increase the breadth of evaluation coverage. The ADS revisions also seek to strengthen evaluation dissemination and utilization, which were challenges that the 2011 version of the Evaluation Policy had emphasized.