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Adapting is an intentional approach to reflecting on learning, and making decisions and iterative adjustments in response to new information and changes in context.

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Adapting to New COVID-19 Realities: Emerging Lessons Learned from Thinking and Working Politically in Niger

Aug 10,2020
By: Mehreen Farooq
Trust in public institutions is one of the most essential factors for effective public health crisis management and response. Activities designed to strengthen governance, particularly those that build confidence and foster deeper connections between the public sector and its constituents, are central to this effort. As public opinion shi...
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World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Aug 05,2020
By: Learning Lab
USAID's Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance / Counter-Trafficking in Persons (C-TIP) hosted the World Day against Trafficking in Persons event on Thursday, July 30 to bring awareness to the global criminal enterprise of human trafficking for sexual exploitation, domestic servitude, and forced labor. The session...

Reflecting to Adapt: A framework for understanding and responding to COVID-19’s disruptions in the DRG sector

Jul 23,2020
By: Natalie Trisilla
COVID-19 has disrupted all aspects of life – and the design and implementation of democracy, human rights, and governance (DRG) programs is no exception.  In the early phase of the pandemic, the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) Evidence and Learning Practice recognized that a collaborative process would be critical to r...
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MECap Final Report-2015-2020

Jul 13,2020
By: MECap
What was MECap?The Expanding Monitoring and Evaluation Capacities (MECap) task order was launched in Fiscal Year 2015 by the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL) to provide technical assistance (TA) in Program Cycle implementation, including planning, designing, conducting, and using evidence from monitoring and evaluation data....
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Adaptive Leadership in COVID-19 Response

Jun 16,2020
By: Andrew Wells-Dang and Emily Janoch
Like many international humanitarian organizations and donors, CARE International is increasingly employing a politically smart approach to adaptive management throughout our global programs. “Politically smart” means that CARE and our partners engage with changing power dynamics – especially concerning gender and other forms of exc...

Adapting In Response To COVID-19 Public Health Restrictions

Jun 11,2020
By: Andie Procopio
ABOUTGraduating to Resilience (the Activity) is a USAID Office of Food for Peace (FFP) funded Activity led by AVSI Foundation in partnership with IMPAQ International and Trickle Up, which seeks to test the Graduation Approach’s ability to graduate ultra-poor refugee and host community households (HHs) in Western Uganda from conditions o...

A Closer Look at the LEARN End of Contract Report: Part 1

Jun 08,2020
By: Sarah Schmidt
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 change at USAID. More specifically, the contract was designed ...
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Balancing crisis response with sustainable impact: Seven questions to ensure learning, ethics and accountability amid Covid-19 and beyond

Jun 05,2020
By: Alysson Akiko Oakley
Crises bring many things to light: how prepared you are to respond and adapt quickly, how you apply lessons from past experiences while adopting new practices, how you manage uncertainty and more. All of this is a testament to our existing practices and attendant systems. How we respond also sets us on a path toward our future systems. Th...

9 Lessons Learned When Converting In-person Training to Virtual Training at USAID

May 20,2020
By: Jen Page
Like many of you, in March 2020 with the onset of the COVID19 pandemic it became clear that business as normal was not going to continue. For my team at PPL/LER & LEARN that meant the planned delivery of the classroom course Better Development Through Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) at the end of April was not going to be p...
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