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As part of the Performance Management Plan, USAID/Vietnam developed peformance management principles that informed the development and continued implementation of its approach to performance management. We hope these principles might inspire others to consider or develop... read more
Monalisa Salib is Social Impact's Sr. Director for Organizational Learning, USAID/Learns
Under the USAID/Vietnam Learns contract, Social Impact recently updated its Activity Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Plan (AMELP). This exercise reinforced insights that we have... read more
In September 2014, USAID’s Office of Learning, Evaluation & Research within the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning awarded the Knowledge Management and Learning (LEARN) contract to Dexis and subcontractor RTI. LEARN’s primary purpose was to support organizational... read more
Effective decision-making - how it’s done and what decisions come to be - is a critical component of effective management. And it’s essential for adaptive management - you can’t be intentional about adapting if you don’t take time to think about what you’ve learned, make... read more
This opinion piece was originally published on Devex.com on January 2, 2020. It was cross-posted with permission.
With a greater focus on interdisciplinary programming and constantly shifting contexts in international development, we need to hire staff who can make the... read more
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
You’re in luck! We just released a new guide for hiring adaptive employees. This visual and user-friendly tool will help increase your chances of selecting staff skilled in adaptive management.
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What do you mean by “work adaptively” or an “adaptive... read more
USAID’s approach to development - the Journey to Self-Reliance - focuses our collective efforts on building the capacity and commitment of partner countries to lead their own development. As Administrator Mark Green has said, “the purpose of foreign assistance should be... read more
If you are involved in hiring, this tool can help you increase your chances of selecting staff members skilled in adaptive management. It will help answer the questions:
Which competencies should I recruit for in order to hire more adaptive employees?
Which desired... read more
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