Training Team: Christine Beggs (Evidence Team Lead, USAID), Dr. Vinogradova (Sr. M&E Advisor, USAID), Dr. Jones (Sr. M&E Advisor, USAID), Ms. Desseign (Sr. M&E Advisor, USAID), Dr. Tolani (MSI), Dr. Hartwell (University of Massachusetts)
Abstract: The Evidence Team of the USAID Office of Education is drafting a series of guidance notes with the primary purpose of improving the quality of evaluations through introduction of standards for conducting evaluations of education programs in a range of contexts. The workshop will consist of two three-hour parts. In Part 1 of the workshop participants will gain an understanding of the evaluation theory that underpins the new USAID evaluation in education guidance notes and brainstorm the application of the standards in USAID evaluations of education programs. In Part 2 of the workshop participants will gain skills for how to apply these standards to designing and carrying out evaluations of projects under each of the three Education Strategy goals. There were approximately 30 people in this workshop.