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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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Women Workers Respond

Jan 12,2021
By: Diana Wu
This story is part of CARE's Women Respond series, which is an initiative to learn from and amplify the direct perspectives, experiences and priorities shared by poor and working-class women facing COVID-19 across the geographies where CARE works.Migrant workers – those leaving their homes to find income through a range of work such as ...
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Let's Get Meta: Learning how to Learn from Evaluations

Dec 22,2020
By: Carla Trippe
Insights from a Meta-Evaluation of USAID/Liberia's Portfolio from 2016-2020As Social Impact’s (SI) five-year Liberia Strategic Analysis (LSA) contract facilitating data-driven decision making with USAID/Liberia comes to an end, we took a step back to synthesize 31 evaluations and assessments conducted between 2016 and 2020 into one meta...
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CivicSpace.tech: Citizen Engagement in a Digital Age

Dec 04,2020
By: USAID/DRG Center
How can we ensure digital technology is being used to create a more just and peaceful world? USAID’s Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG) Center and the Strengthening Civil Society Globally created the CivicSpace.tech resource to help the DRG community better understand the upsides and potential pitfalls of using digital techno...
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How-To Note: Prepare and Maintain a Performance Management Plan (PMP)

Dec 03,2020
By: USAID LEARN
A Performance Management Plan (PMP) is a Mission-wide tool for planning and managing the process of (1) monitoring strategic progress, project performance, programmatic assumptions, and operational context; (2) evaluating performance and impact; and (3) learning and adapting from evidence. Each Mission must prepare a Mission-wide PMP...
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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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