INRM Digest, December 2021: Evidence methods

evidence methods: aerial view of mining in Colombia, photo credit: USAID/Colombia
Photo by: USAID/Colombia

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.

In this digest:

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

Read the full digest here.