All posts tagged with "Kristin Lindell"

What does it take to increase income, decrease incidence rates of malaria, and reduce childhood malnutrition? Behind these ambitious goals lies a dedicated cadre of staff who work toward achieving these outcomes every single day. Regardless of the rigor of our theory of... read more
Blog | Sep 3, 2019 | Kristin Lindell
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What does it take to increase income, improve food security and nutrition, raise literacy rates, or decrease malaria? To achieve these goals, we design programs that logically lay out the ‘how’ and then we implement, monitor, assess, learn, and course correct. Staff, the... read more
Library Resource | Sep 4, 2019
At USAID’s recent Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) event, Moving the Needle (MTN) 2019, we not only chanted refrains about CLA to the beat of DC go-go, we also learned, in one session, about three CLA approaches that help USAID make informed, strategic decisions... read more
Blog | Aug 12, 2019 | Kristin Lindell
There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that people struggle to actually use data and evidence to inform their decisions. While there are a number of reasons for this, one of the main reasons is that teams and organizations often fail to internalize the data and... read more
Blog | Nov 5, 2018 | Learning Lab
“Why do you only come when someone has died? Why do you not come to help when someone is sick?” This question posed by rural Liberians during the 2014-2015 Ebola crisis revealed broken trust among local communities, the national government and international aid workers,... read more
Blog | Jun 25, 2018 | Kristin Lindell
This blog post was written by Monalisa Salib with contributions from Katherine Haugh, Amy Leo, Kristin Lindell, and Ilana Shapiro, PhD. We are constantly making tough choices about how to allocate our staff and financial resources, and for many implementing partners, this... read more
Blog | Jun 6, 2018 | Monalisa Salib
I’m right there with you. You’ve hung the Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Framework inside your cubicle. You’ve read the blogs on adaptive management, organizational culture, and resourcing CLA. You might have joined the CLA Community of Practice. But, you still... read more
Blog | Aug 1, 2017 | Kristin Lindell
Following the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the international development and disaster management communities struggled to contain the virus for over two years. Not only did the virus claim over 10,000 lives, it also broke apart families and significantly weakened entire... read more
Blog | Jun 20, 2016 | Kristin Lindell
After a recent Systems Thinking workshop at the State Department, I came home to find one of my favorite necklaces tangled into an impossible metal ball. Every time I tried to loosen one piece of the chain, the knot only seemed to tighten. Then, I made the connection: I... read more
Blog | Apr 20, 2016 | Kristin Lindell
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