Evaluation Network member - United States



1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20523
Tel: + (202) 712-4810
Fax: + (202) 216-3524

The Office of Learning, Evaluation and Research, set up in 2012, catalyses USAID's transformation into an effective
learning organisation; one that continuously learns through evaluation and reflection of its own work and the
research of others, and brings that learning to bear on key USAID policies and strategies.

Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources

U.S. Department of State
Room 5927
2201 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20520


Tel: + (202) 647-2527
Fax: + (202) 647-2529



The Office of the Director of US Foreign Assistance is responsible at a macro level for the ODA activities of the Department
of State and USAID. DFA is responsible for co-ordinating US foreign assistance (FA).  Since 2006 it has developed
a standard programming structure to codify FA objectives; created a comprehensive database to track assistance across
all programmes, countries, and Bureaus; and, developed systems to improve performance and accountability.
DFA give critical importance to monitoring and evaluation, performance management, and accountability.
The office is responsible for interagency co-ordination, training in monitoring and evaluation, development of support
tools (glossary, standards, guidelines, indicators) and assistance with the development of evaluation policies for
the Department of State and USAID (the primary implanting agencies).  The main focus is to build institutional capacity
and an evaluation culture.

Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC)
875 Fifteenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20005-2221

Tel: + (202) 521-3600



Since its creation in 2004, the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has been advancing
and accelerating the conversation on aid effectiveness. Building both on the 2005 Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness
and the 2008 Accra Agenda for Action, the 2011 High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, Korea provides
an important opportunity to push the dialogue further on the effective delivery of foreign assistance. MCC’s
approach to development effectiveness stems from country-driven strategies to reform policies and
build stronger institutions that propel a comprehensive continuum of results from initial inputs through to impacts.


Evaluation of the Implementation of the Paris Declaration, Case Studies:



The publication "Better Aid: Evaluation in Development Agencies"
provides individual evaluation profiles for each member of the DAC
Network on Development Evaluation.

Each profile provides information on the core elements of the evaluation function set-up and management, including the mandate of the unit, mechanisms to protect independence and ensure quality, reporting lines
and distribution of evaluation reports.


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