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     This publication was produced at the request of the United States Agency for International Development. It was prepared independently by

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    *I+T$,DU-TI,+  This template is an optional tool to help improve consistency across #valuation $eports. /hen using this template' ma0e sure all red te&t is deleted' and change all other te&t 1headings' titles' body te&t' etc2 to your content.  The most important items to remember regarding graphics and formatting%

    3. Apply USAID4s identity and branding according to the USAID 5raphicsStandards 6. Use USAID fonts 15ill Sans or 5ill Sans 7T 1bold for headlines' subheads and highlighted te&t8 regular or light for body te&t8 italic for captions2' or 5aramond or Ariel if 5ill Sans not available. 9. Use USAID colors%

    • :rimary color palette o USAID Blue 1$5; $ =65 3>;2 o USAID Red 1$5; 3?=$ 3@5 >;2 o Solid Black  1$5; $ 5 ;2

    • Secondary color palette

    o Dark Gray 1$5; 36$ 365 36;2 o Light Gray 1$5; 663$ 6635 663;2 o Light Blue 1$5; 3@$ 3?35 66?;2

    B$,+T -,C#$  As with all USAID publications' the front cover has the following elements%

    • Use USAID standard graphic identitybrand. Available for download from http%pdf.usaid.govpdfdocs:+AD;99=.pdf 

    • :lace the USAID identity in the upper left area in a white Eeld that is one or two hori!ontal bars in height 1the cover should be divided into ? equal hori!ontal bars2.

    • If Fointly funded and cobranded 1with a partner or another donor4s brand2' request lowerleft placement for USAID4s brand' and all brandsidentities should be of equal si!e and prominence' preferably along the bottom of the cover.

    #CAGUATI,+ -,C#$S  To distinguish #valuations from other type of publications also include%

    • A Gight ;lue Eeld one or two bars in height behind the evaluation title with the word (#valuation) above the title

    • A photograph from the proFect being evaluated' and si!ed to cover the

    width of the cover' with height ta0ing up = or  hori!ontal bars. • Since e&ternal evaluations are not USAID authored' the following

    statement must be on the cover% (This publication was produced at the request of the United States Agency for International Development. It was prepared independently by

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    I+SID# B$,+T -,C#$  The inside front cover of a publication may be left blan0 or used for a variety of purposes such as ac0nowledgements' front cover photo caption' abstracts' etc.H

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    *TITG# :A5#  $ecommended placement for a title page is the Erst righthand te&t page of a publication8 it may include a repeat of the title and subtitle' communicate an overarching message' etc. It should also include the date' proFect and evaluation identiEcation information' and for evaluations there should be a disclaimer per the e&ample below.H

    TITLE  EASY T! U"DERSTA"D# I"TERESTI"G A"D

    S$!RT% I"&LUDE T$E'!RD E(ALUATI!") SUBTITLE  M!RE DETAIL# E*G*# S$!RT DES&RI+TI!" !, +R!-E&T BEI"G E(ALUATED .BUT D! "!T USE "AME !, IM+LEME"TI"G +ART"ER !R A&R!"YMS/

    *7onth Day' earH

    *:roFect +umber 1if one e&ists28 #valuation 7echanism +umber%H

    *D#- catalogue number if requested in advance of publicationH

    *Any short overarching messageH

    DIS-GAI7#$  The author4s views e&pressed in this publication do not necessarily reJect the views of the United States Agency for International Development or the United States 5overnment.

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    *Section titles and order are illustrative.H

    &!"TE"TS

    Acronyms....................................................................................................................3

    #&ecutive Summary....................................................................................................6

    #valuation :urpose and #valuation Kuestions............................................................

     :roFect *or :rogramH ;ac0ground...............................................................................@

    #valuation 7ethods and Gimitations...........................................................................?

    Bindings' -onclusions and $ecommendations..........................................................33

    Anne&es...................................................................#rror% $eference source not found

     Anne& I% #valuation Statement of /or0...............#rror% $eference source not found3

     Anne& II% #valuation 7ethods and Gimitations ........................................................ 9@

     Anne& III% Data -ollection Instruments ................................................................... 9@

     Anne& IC% Sources of Information............................................................................=

    o Gist of :ersons Interviews o ;ibliography of Documents $eviewed o Databases o *etcH

     Anne& C% Disclosure of Any -onJicts of Interest.....................................................

     Anne& CI% Statement of DiLerences *only if applicableH.........................................

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    A&R!"YMS *#&amples belowH *update based on acronyms used in the reportH ADS Automated Directives System

    D#- Development #&perience -learinghouse B Biscal ear S,/ Statement of /or0 USAID U.S. Agency for International Development

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    E0E&UTI(E SUMMARY   The #&ecutive Summary should stand alone as a summary of the 0ey sections of the

    report' and should summari!e the content of the full report without adding new information. The #&ecutive Summary should ideally be no more than three to four pages.

    E(ALUATI!" +UR+!SE A"D E(ALUATI!" 1UESTI!"S

     This should set out the overarching purpose of the evaluation' and how the Endings are e&pected to be used to inform decisions. This section also describes the #valuation Kuestions 1which should be limited to Fust a few 0ey questions2. It can also identify 0ey audiences for the evaluation.

    +R!-E&T BA&2GR!U"D

    #nough information should be provided to give suMcient conte&t. Nowever in the #&ecutive Summary this section can receive less emphasis than it might in the overall report so that more attention can be given to the evaluation purpose' design' limitations' and Endings. In the main report it should describe the problem being addressed by the proFect' and the proFect logic for why it will lead to better outcomes. This could include a logical framewor0 for the proFect if one e&ists' and the development hypothesis' or causal logic' of the proFect or program of which the proFect is a part.

    E(ALUATI!" 1UESTI!"S# DESIG"# MET$!DS A"D LIMITATI!"S

     This section describes the overall design' speciEc data collection and analysis methods lin0ed to the evaluation questions' and limitations of the data' methods' or other issues that aLected the Endings.

    ,I"DI"GS A"D &!"&LUSI!"S

     This section should report those Endings based on evidence generated by the evaluation data collection and analysis methods. Bindings should be factbased and not rely only on opinion' even of e&perts. -onclusions are drawn directly from Endings and help summari!e the (so what) of the Endings. Several Endings can lead to one or more conclusions. /henever possible' data should be presented visually in easy to read charts' tables' graphs' and maps to demonstrate the evidence that supports conclusions and recommendations.

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    E(ALUATI!" +UR+!SE 3

    E(ALUATI!" 1UESTI!"S E(ALUATI!" +UR+!SE

     The evaluation purpose should be clearly deEned at the beginning of the report. It should describe in about one to two pages why the evaluation is being conducted now' how the Endings are e&pected to be used' what speciEc decisions will be informed by the evaluation' and who the main audiences are for the evaluation report.

    E(ALUATI!" 1UESTI!"S

     The evaluation questions are lin0ed to the purpose' and should be listed here. 5ood practice is to limit the questions in the original statement of wor0 to three to Eve that are clear' focused' and that will directly inform speciEc decisions.

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    +R!-E&T BA&2GR!U"D In one to three pages' this section should clearly outline the proFect 1or program2 being evaluated in one to three pages' including the original problem or challenge

    the proFect is designed to address and the underlying development hypothesis' or causal logic' of the proFect or the broader program of which the proFect is a part. If a results framewor0 1for strategies' obFectives or programs2 or logical framewor0 1for proFects2 is available' this should be included here. Bor proFects desig