In 2016 Congress enacted the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act (FATAA), which focuses heavily on using and learning from monitoring data and findings from evaluation reports. In ECA, the Evaluation Division promotes a culture of learning within the Bureau through a number of tools that the Division has created, along with a customer service-oriented focus on our program teams. The emphasis we place on the utilization of data allows ECA to better:
- Monitor exchange program performance;
- Make critical programming decisions;
- Inform strategic planning efforts; and
- Improve management practices and services.
Learning from Evaluations
The ECA Evaluation Division emphasizes learning from evaluations and ensuring that we are continually improving the effectiveness and efficiency of our programming. Below are examples of programs that utilized evaluation results to modify their programs.