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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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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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2020 USAID Workshop on Communicating Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance

Jun 04,2020
By: The Center for Democracy Human Rights and Governance
From May 27-30, USAID's Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG Center) organized and delivered a virtual three session workshop titled "USAID Workshop on Communicating Democracy, Human Rights and Governance" that included over 60 communications partners and USAID regional and technical communicators. The purp...
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Bangladesh’s COVID-19 Multi-sector Impact Report: Some Insights

Jun 03,2020
By: Prabodh Devkota
In the midst of the global unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19, it is high time for countries to conduct analyses to address immediate, mid-term and longer-term challenges, needs, response and recovery plans. Bangladesh is one of the first countries to publish such a comprehensive report; a collective effort of the Needs Assessment...
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Women Respond: A Glimpse of Women's First Hand Responses to COVID-19

May 28,2020
By: Diana Wu
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep the world, with widespread global impact at unprecedented scale. There are more than 5.7 million reported COVID-19 cases world-wide, and it has been attributed to over 357,000 deaths, as of May 28, 2020. It is widely recognized that these numbers are both underreported and the impact of COVID-19 on...
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The DRG Webinar Series: Session Four

May 13,2020
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.May 2020 - The Change that Transforms: Reaching Goals Through Social and Behavioral ChangeIn this virtual session, we will explore s...
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Discussion Note: Ex-post Evaluations

May 13,2020
By: USAID Bureau for Policy Planning and Learning
This Discussion Note outlines key considerations for USAID staff and evaluators when deciding to conduct an ex-post evaluation and then planning for, designing, implementing, and using findings from ex-post evaluations. Those commissioning an ex-post evaluation should consult with an evaluation specialist and consider feasibility, logisti...
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[PRO-IP Policy Webinar/Virtual Session] Advancing Rights and Development for the World's Indigenous Peoples

May 06,2020
By: Civil Society and Media Division
On March 5, 2020, USAID approved its groundbreaking policy on Promoting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (PRO-IP). Now what does that really mean for you? For the work that we do? What are some of the best practices to engage with Indigenous Peoples, to safeguard against harm, and support their development priorities and self-reliance in ...
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The Program Cycle Learning Study

Apr 28,2020
By: Laura Ahearn
The Program Cycle Learning Study (PCLS) used a qualitative case study approach to provide a systematic and holistic understanding of how four Missions understand and implement the Program Cycle. The study offers examples of how Missions implement the Program Cycle on a day-to-day basis and provides evidence and insight into the effects of...
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