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Landscape Analysis of Learning Agendas: USAID/Washington and Beyond

05-08-2017 | By Laura Ahearn
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M&E for Learning

04-03-2017 | By Jessica Z
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USAID's Self-Reliance Learning Agenda

05-07-2019 | By USAID LEARN
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Ma3an’s social network analysis: a wellspring of CLA

Jun 30,2020
By: Rafael Pilliard-Hellwig
Measuring Collaboration For programs like USAID Ma3an, a recurring conundrum is how to measure concepts that are core to civil society projects. How do you quantify collaboration? How do measure resilience? FHI 360 staff had to tackle this difficulty head-on when they placed collaboration at the heart of their theory of change (...
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Lessons from Fragility, Conflict and Violence (FCV) for COVID–19: A Reference Guide

Jun 25,2020
By: alejin90
This resource from the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) of the World Bank that references lessons relevant to COVID-19 response based on previous evaluations of WBG's work in the context of Fragility Conflict-Affected Situation See it here  or find it in our Covid Lessons Library at https://ieg.worldbankgroup.org/top...
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How do I integrate CLA into my activity? Approaches from start to finish

Jun 24,2020
By: Sarah Schmidt
I’ve had the privilege to lead the USAID LEARN contract from start to finish. I was employee number one as Deputy and I’ll be the last one to leave as Chief of Party (COP).  As you might know, LEARN was designed to support USAID in becoming a better learning organization with the intent of creating a more effective developme...
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Webinar: Resources for monitoring during COVID-19

Jun 22,2020
By: Learning Lab
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact in countries around the world, and USAID and its partners are responding to the pandemic at home and abroad. As we respond, we continue to monitor, evaluate and learn from our programs in the changing operating environment. With limitations on travel, remote monitoring is even m...
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Learning Questions Tip Sheet

Jun 19,2020
By: Monica Matts & Lauren Hinthorne
This resource is intended for use by USAID staff or implementing partners as they develop or review learning questions during monitoring, evaluation or learning (MEL) planning processes. It complements the Learning Questions checklist and is geared toward strategy-level learning. The tip sheet includes examples and Do's and...
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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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The DRG Webinar Series: Session Five

Jun 05,2020
By: The Center for Democracy Human Rights and Governance
This webinar is part of The DRG Tipping Point Virtual Think Tank Series, a monthly webinar series from February to June 2020. Check out the full series here, which will be updated following each session.June 2020 - YouthQuake: Leveraging the Power of Youth in Civic and Political EngagementThis webinar, as the last session of the DRG ...
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A Commissioner's Guide to Probability Sampling for Surveys at USAID

Jun 05,2020
By: Julie Uwimana; Jennifer Kuzara
Sampling is the process of studying a subset of a population for the purposes of describing or testing questions about a whole population. At USAID, sampling may be used to collect data for baselines, evaluations (both impact evaluations and performance evaluations), assessments that require survey data, and in some cases in indicator rep...
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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...
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