As part of the broader PEPFAR Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting (MER) initiative to improve and strengthen the collection and use of data, the purpose of this document is to articulate evaluation standards that should improve the quality of evaluations and their contribution to decision-making. Simultaneously, this document responds to recommendations by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM), and stipulations within congressional reauthorization to expand the utility of evaluation processes and data across PEPFAR programming for greater accountability and transparency.
Anticipated consumers of this document include the considerable community of stakeholders, particularly evaluators working in PEPFAR-supported programs. These stakeholders also include host country partners who want to maximize the utility of evaluation results to improve programming and those who want to assume greater leadership and responsibility for more widespread evaluation implementation.
The full PEPFAR Evaluation Standards of Practice is available here.
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