Strengthen Local Capacity

This page explains how D4I helps strengthen local capacity to generate and use evidence.

Data for Impact (D4I) strengthens individual and organizational capacity in United States Agency for International Development (USAID) priority low-and medium-resource countries to generate and use data in multiple disciplines for program and policy decision making—either evaluation data, or data from existing sources.

We employ capacity strengthening approaches tailored to the goals of the local partner, USAID mission, and budget. We conduct capacity assessments, develop capacity strengthening plans, and monitor progress. Our approaches are a combination of experiential learning through collaborative implementation of evidence-generating activities, mentoring, and formal training, and we link to networks and communities of practice.

Resources for Strengthening Capacity

Framework and Toolkit to Strengthen Evaluation Capacity


We are committed to USAID’s strategy of supporting each country’s Journey to Self-Reliance, including a country’s ability to plan, finance, and implement solutions to address its own development challenges and meet local targets of the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. We work to prepare local partners to become eligible to receive direct USAID funding.

The Journey to Self-Reliance: Country Roadmaps

The Learning Lab

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