Evaluation Statements of Work: Good Practice Examples

This document provides readers with “good practice” examples of the various elements of an evaluation Scope Of Work (SOW) according to USAID.

This guide is aligned with USAID’s evaluation policy, USAID’s Automated Directives System (ADS) Section 203, and the USAID TIPS - Preparing an Evaluation Statement of Work. To successfully write a high-quality SOW, it is important to be familiar with all three of these documents, as this guide intentionally avoids duplicating the information found within them.  


  • Background information
  • Evaluation rationale
  • Evaluation design and methodology
  • Evaluation products
  • Team composition
  • Evaluation management
  • Sources of examples
  • Annexes - Provides a detailed SOW checklist


Frumkin, Micah and Kearney, Emily and Hageboeck, Molly (2011) Evaluation Statements of Work, Washington DC, USAID. Retrieved from http://transition.usaid.gov/policy/evalweb/documents/EvaluationSOW-GoodPracticeExamples.pdf (archived link)

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