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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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Remote, Innovative, and Meaningful: Facilitating Stakeholder Engagement During COVID-19

Jan 25,2021
By: Kamweti Mutu and Katherine Connolly
Read the full, original blog post here.Bringing together diverse stakeholders is never simple, and doing so during a global public health crisis presents additional challenges. However, the USAID-funded Economics of Natural Capital in East Africa project (Natural Capital) has been identifying creative and adaptive approaches to solve such...

Rhetoric or Redundant? Making the Most of Adaptive Management

Jan 25,2021
By: Alysson Akiko Oakley
Making the Most of Adaptive Management in International Development“Adaptive management” has become one of those pieces of jargon dropped into international development program plans and proposals as an all-encompassing, sometimes throw-away term with little practical meaning. Yet we continue to use it. Why? Because while it often con...
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Making Adaptive Rigour Work: Principles and Practices for Strengthening Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning for Adaptive Management

Jan 20,2021
By: Ben Ramalingam
This paper, produced under the Global Learning on Adaptive Management (GLAM) initiative, sets out three key elements of an adaptive rigour approach:1) strengthening the quality of monitoring, evaluation and learning data and systems;2) ensuring appropriate investment in monitoring, evaluation and learning across the programme cycle;3) and...
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Towards Evidence-Informed Adaptive Management: A Roadmap for Development and Humanitarian Organisations

Jan 20,2021
By: Kevin Hernandez
This working paper, produced under the Global Learning for Adaptive Management (GLAM) iniative, sets out four steps for strengthening evidence-informed adaptive management:1) Establish the need for evidence in adaptive management (why, what and how).2) Consider the appropriate types and levels of evidence.3) Assess the robustness of that ...
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IEG Knowledge Series - Data-Sensing & Data Mapping Tools

Dec 02,2020
By: alejin90
This webinar was focused on understanding tools and technologies as well as limitations in data sensing and data mapping tools that can help the development and M&E practitioners collect needed data. In this webinar practitioners from Atlas AI, a private sector company, World Bank’s Development Data Group (DEC) and the Independent E...

Fail Again. Fail Better

Nov 17,2020
By: Emily Janoch
“Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” --Samuel BeckettHere’s my favorite part of that quote: the ultimate goal is not a lack of failure; it’s better failures. That’s good news for CARE, because we just published round two of our Learning From Failure initiative, and…I know this will surprise everyone…...
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The Global Learning for Adaptive Management initiative (GLAM)

Oct 28,2020
By: Learning Lab
The Global Learning for Adaptive Management (GLAM) is an initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department for International Development (DFID). GLAM is envisioned as a globally networked learning alliance that aimed to actively identify, operationalise and promote rigorous evidence-bas...
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CLA in the Time of COVID-19: Adapting, Pivoting and Partnering to Maintain Nutrition Progress

Oct 23,2020
By: Abigail Conrad
USAID Advancing Nutrition is the agency’s flagship multi-sectoral nutrition project. Led by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) and a diverse group of experienced partners, we strengthen the enabling environment and support country-led scaling of effective, integrated, and sustainable multi-sectoral nutrition programs, int...
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Metrics and Data for Self-Reliance: Evidence From Honduras

Oct 20,2020
By: Dun Grover
This brief explores metrics and data from the perspective of the decision-making of public and private stakeholders in Honduras and their journey to self-reliance contributing evidence and learning from the USAID/Honduras Transforming Market Systems (TMS) Activity to JSR Learning Question # 3: How are countries, Missions, donors, imp...
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