Across the U.S. Government, USAID is a leader in using evidence. Evidence-based programming is a foundation for effective development. One of INRM’s main tasks is to assist USAID’s Operating Units with the use of evidence to support integrated ENRM programming. For example, using evidence and knowledge to strengthen gender equality and social inclusion is a core focus of INRM, which is reflected across all of its activities and buy-ins. INRM deploys a combination of methods for evidence generation and synthesis, aiming to improve the utility of knowledge products to inform future programming decisions.
See below for some related updates from INRM and resources from across USAID that explore the use of evidence to support the achievement of development objectives.
INRM’s current evidence work
- Applying systematic approaches to fill evidence gaps for artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Colombia
- Adapting analytical solutions to efficiently gather evidence on economic well-being in Madagascar
- Using a combination of methods to investigate impacts of COVID-19 on USAID environment programming
- Using evidence to test hypotheses about the effectiveness of participatory natural resources management strategic approaches
Additional USAID resources on evidence
- USAID Draft Evidence Framework
- Strengthening Evidence-Based Development
- Evidence in Action
- Advancing Gender and the Environment