All posts tagged with "David Jacobstein"

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In December 2017, I wrote a blog about some of the insights gained during a workshop on Context-Driven Adaptation, where many of our sharpest field officers shared the ways that they assessed and adapted to shifts in context to keep programming relevant and effective.... read more
Blog | Oct 18, 2018 | David Jacobstein
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These are practical tips to help develop broad coalitions for change and diverse stakeholder engagement, identifying allies beyond those already seized with an issue, and finding ways to collaborate with stakeholders who may have different reasons for joining a coalition
Library Resource | Sep 21, 2018
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These tips are part of a series of tips and resources to support context-driven adaptation in programming. For other resources, see the public version of the Context-Driven Adaptation Collection or the internal staff version. This note collects a few tips, from those who... read more
Library Resource | Jul 13, 2018 | Technical Resources
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These tips are part of a series of tips and resources to support context-driven adaptation in programming. For other resources, see the public version of the Context-Driven Adaptation Collection or the internal staff version. While immediate programming benefits when it is... read more
Library Resource | Jul 13, 2018 | Technical Resources
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These tips are designed to help staff improve their solicitations to match context-driven, adaptive designs and intent. The tips in this document can be tailored to acquisition or assistance approaches. There is no evidence that context-driven adaptive programming is better... read more
Library Resource | Mar 13, 2018
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These tips relate to the theory of change (TOC) that animates your programming - a description of how the Mission perceives the system it wants to change, and how and why the Project Purpose is expected to be achieved in the project context. For a more robust discussion of... read more
Library Resource | Mar 9, 2018 | Technical Resources
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These tips are designed to help staff improve their solicitations to match context-driven, adaptive designs and intent. The tips in this document can be tailored to acquisition or assistance approaches. There is no evidence that context-driven adaptive programming is better... read more
Library Resource | Mar 9, 2018 | Technical Resources
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One common way to improve the responsiveness of programming to context is to build into the structures of projects and activities advisory bodies where local stakeholders can give periodic feedback from their observations of both programming and context. This document is an... read more
Library Resource | Mar 9, 2018
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David Jacobstein is a Democracy Specialist with the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance's Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DCHA/DRG). I've been involved in support and strengthening of civil society for my entire... read more
Blog | Nov 1, 2017 | David Jacobstein
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If there’s one thing I’ve learned working in development, it’s that everything changes, and good programs anticipate change and roll with it. As a Democracy Specialist in Washington, D.C., with USAID, I see a number of efforts underway to apply that lesson. In this post, I... read more
Blog | May 22, 2017 | Learning Lab

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