Panel Presentation Abstract: The Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI), in the US Agency for International Development (USAID), does quick-impact opportunistic interventions to create or preserve political space and help set the stage for longer-term change. OTI often enters countries on the cusp of change before traditional development programs can take hold. Generating positive momentum through an array of high-visibility activities, OTI programs provide tangible benefits of peace and buy time for longer-term reforms. OTI differs from traditional development assistance by administering hundreds of small grants with a tactical focus on speed, flexibility, and the short-term political context. Each country program is uniquely designed, operating environments are complex and dangerous, a program’s strategic goals often shift, and determining the cumulative effect of a program may be impossible. To address these challenges, OTI has created innovative tools for monitoring, evaluation, and knowledge management. This panel will discuss some of those tools.
Powerpoint presentation for Evaluation 2012's session 735.#2012Conference #InternationalandCross-CulturalEval #USAID #EvaluationUse #OTI #OrganizationalLearningandEvalCapacityBuilding