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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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This job aid will help you determine how best to resolve a challenge/issue in programming.
If you are involved in hiring, this tool can help you increase your chances of selecting staff members skilled in adaptive management.
Taking the time to pause and reflect is essential to CLA.
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The promise and pitfalls of indices to measure complex governance outcome concepts

Dec 02,2021
By: Alysson Akiko Oakley
A recurring frustration among international development implementors and evaluators is our over-reliance on reductionist indicators to measure outcome-level changes. Such indicators often do not capture the degree of change desired in a project or the complexity inherent in that outcome. Nevertheless, they are pervasive in monitoring and ...
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How-To Note: Strategy-Level Portfolio Review

Nov 22,2021
By: USAID Bureau for Policy
This updated How-To Note supplements ADS 201.3.2.18. It presents guidelines and recommended practices in planning and implementing a Mission-wide strategy-level portfolio review. These guidelines and practices can also be adapted for Washington-based Operating Unit portfolio reviews as well as project- and activity-level reviews conducted...
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Post-Evaluation Action Plans

Nov 19,2021
By: tonyagiannoni
This guidance describes the responsibilities and steps to prepare post-evaluation action plans that respond to evaluation report findings and conclusions, and recommendations (as required). The guidance is primarily for use by USAID staff.  
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Mid-Course Stocktaking: Defining Objectives

Sep 09,2021
By: Learning Lab
This resource will help Missions think through their objectives as part of the mid-course stocktaking.
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Mission Examples for Mid-Course Stocktaking: Communications

Sep 09,2021
By: Learning Lab
Sharing guidance and instruction across the Mission and amongst other stakeholders is critical, because it allows participants to understand the purpose of the stocktaking and when they are expected to contribute. Communications may range from information sharing across the Mission by email, memo or even report. Please see below for ...
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Mission Examples for Mid-Course Stocktaking: Timelines/Work Plans

Sep 09,2021
By: Learning Lab
While the objectives and goals of a stocktaking will drive much of the work, the logistics and execution are equally important. These decisions usually involve consultations with the Front Office, and include consideration of timing, location, format and process. A stocktaking typically requires the work of an entire planning team wi...
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Mission Examples for Mid-Course Stocktaking: Facilitation Guides

Sep 09,2021
By: Learning Lab
Once your agenda is set and planning is well under way, ensuring strong and customized facilitation of your sessions is critical. A great starting point for learning about approaches to facilitation can be found in the "Knowledge and Sharing Methods and Tools" facilitation guide. Strong facilitators help guide the discussion and expa...
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Mission Examples for Mid-Course Stocktaking: Agendas

Sep 09,2021
By: Learning Lab
Stocktaking typically consists of a meeting or series of meetings, with a wide range of stakeholders. Each Missions’ needs will differ, and there is no standard format for conducting a stocktaking exercise. Designing an agenda should be a thoughtful and iterative process. Here you will find examples of stocktaking agendas that can ...
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Stocktaking Action Plan Template

Sep 09,2021
By: Learning Lab
This resource provides a template for documenting the action plan after stocktaking.
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