New Study Examines Foreign Aid Evaluation Policies At Several U.S. Agencies

Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network: New Study from MFAN and TLC Finds Evaluation Quality on the Rise, But Barriers to Use Remain
In this statement, MFAN Co-Chairs George Ingram, Tessie San Martin, and Connie Veillette discuss a new study by MFAN and the Lugar Center, “From Evidence to Learning: Recommendations to Improve U.S. Foreign Assistance Evaluation, examining the evaluation policies and practices of the largest U.S. government agencies implementing foreign aid programs. The study finds significant progress in the rigor, objectivity, and accessibility of foreign assistance evaluations, but also identifies remaining barriers to using lessons learned to inform program and budget decisions. The study conducted surveys and interviews to assess the implementation of evaluation policies at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Department of State, President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)…” (12/8).