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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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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 DRG Learning Agenda: Building a Foundation for Evidence-Based and Data-Driven Programming

Nov 09,2020
By: Learning Lab
Over the past five years, the DRG Center's Learning Division has implemented a learning agenda initiative to support evidence generation on key DRG topics. On October 20, 2020 this session was held to discuss the journey so far and plans for the next generation learning agenda. The DRG Center also shared a useful tool to measure and monit...
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That was then, this is now.

Nov 04,2020
By: Multi-Donor Learning Partnership for Development Impact
A collective look-back at the first 2 years of the Multi-Donor Learning Partnership for Development ImpactThis blog was cross-posted from the Multi-Donor Learning Partnership (MDLP) website. A little more than two years ago, a small group of knowledge management (KM) and organizational learning (OL) leaders and practitioners in some ...
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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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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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Democracy Is: A Democracy Day Conversation

Sep 25,2020
By: Learning Lab
On September 15, the DRG Center, in collaboration with the Legislative and Public Affairs Bureau hosted an event “Democracy Is: A Democracy Day Conversation” to commemorate the International Day of Democracy and the finale of the nine-month Democracy Is communications campaign. As an Agency, we support efforts to promot...
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Three Insights on Activity Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Plans

Aug 26,2020
By: Monalisa Salib
Monalisa Salib is Social Impact's Sr. Director for Organizational Learning, USAID/LearnsUnder the USAID/Vietnam Learns contract, Social Impact recently updated its Activity Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Plan (AMELP). This exercise reinforced insights that we have long promoted with USAID and implementing partners (IPs) on AMELPs t...
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HICD Desk Review: Recommendations from HICD Program Evaluations and Reports

Aug 26,2020
By: Cydney_Gumann
These exploratory analyses draw from two loosely interconnected efforts:USAID’s Paper Series on Capacity and Capacity Strengthening, andA synthesis of recommendations from nine evaluations and final reports for Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) activities posted on USAID’s Development Experience Clearinghouse.The fir...
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Guide For Adopting Remote Monitoring Approaches During COVID-19

Jul 17,2020
By: Learning Lab
USAID maintains staff and operations in more than 80 countries around the world, all of which the COVID-19 pandemic will disrupt. USAID remains committed to protecting the health and safety of our staff, while continuing appropriate oversight of our programs and ensuring the accountable and effective use of U.S. taxpayer funds.In the...
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