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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

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Evaluation Report Template

Nov 22,2021
By: Molly Goodwin-Kucinsky
This template is an optional tool to help improve consistency across evaluation reports.
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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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Committing to Collaborative Learning to Improve Sanitation in Debre Birhan, Ethiopia

Nov 05,2021
By: Brittany Ajroud
Members of a collective action group in Debre Birhan, Ethiopia, scout the location of a fecal sludge disposal site. Credit: Maheder Hailesalassie Failing Sanitation ServicesDespite urgent needs and past efforts, the town of Debre Birhan, Ethiopia, still struggles to provide reliable, long-term sanitation services to its 113,000 resid...
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Discussion Note: Making Evidence Accessible through Evaluation Synthesis

Oct 31,2021
By: tonyagiannoni
 Evaluation syntheses are analytic reviews of evaluations that aggregate findings from evaluation reports and/or examine the quality of the evaluations reviewed. This Discussion Note, Making Evidence Accessible through Evaluation Synthesis, focuses on two common types of evaluation syntheses that USAID commissions: meta-evaluati...
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Blog Series: Organizational Learning Plans: The Why, What, and How

Oct 05,2021
By: Katherine Haugh and Monalisa Salib
As organizational learning professionals, we have received a lot of questions over the years about what makes for a good organizational learning plan. We saw a lack of good resources on organizational learning plans, including publicly available organizational learning plans for others to learn from and adapt. This blog series is intended...
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PSE MEL: Standard Agency PSE Indicators and Harmonizing Indicator Tool

Sep 23,2021
By: Learning Lab
Under its Private Sector Engagement (PSE) Policy, USAID is working hand-in-hand with the private sector to design and deliver development and humanitarian programs across all sectors, and to harness resources to open markets and other opportunities for U.S. businesses. The USAID PSE Evidence and Learning Plan, launched in 2019, champions ...
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Using CLA to Revisit Past Failures and Adapt Future Approaches for Greater Impact

Sep 08,2021
By: Saeqah Kabir
Through the USAID-funded Nobo Jatra (New Beginning) project, World Vision Bangladesh uses CLA to revisit past failures to improve and adapt future approaches. While staff were open to applying CLA in their work, there was limited understanding of the benefits of applying CLA to learn from failures at an overall project level. Despite a co...
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Adapting Child Nutrition Screening During the COVID-19 Lock Down in Uganda

Sep 08,2021
By: Andrea Procopio
The Graduating to Resilience activity funded by the USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance and led by AVSI Foundation (AVSI) in partnership with IMPAQ International and Trickle Up seeks to test the Graduation Approach’s ability to graduate ultra-poor refugee and host community households in Western Uganda from conditions of food insec...
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