Developmental Evaluation (DE) seeks to enhance programs by strengthening innovation and adaptation, in part through physically embedding evaluators within projects. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced a shift to remote work, encouraging DE implementers to do what they do best — innovate and adapt — to continue remotely. In response, USAID/Indonesia commissioned Social Impact to prepare a Guide capturing broadly applicable learnings and methods for successfully implementing Remote DEs. The Guide (available here) is based on conversations with six DEs at USAID, the UN, and Gates Foundation across four continents and with the USAID Global Development Lab’s Developmental Evaluation Pilot Activity (DEPA-MERL).
Please click here to watch a recording of the roundtable discussion with representatives from the six developmental evaluations that contributed to this effort.