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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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[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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Advancing Democracy in Online Space Webinar

Apr 27,2020
By: Civil Society and Media Division
How are we currently working online? Almost all of our DRG programs have some component working online, be it a civil society messaging campaign, a campaign to counter violent extremism online, or support to independent media that operates online.In our increasingly connected life, the online space is an integral part of our everyday life...
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How Can I Engage Members of a Community of Practice to Participate?

Apr 23,2020
By: Bari Rabin
A steady thread throughout my career has been a passion for bringing people together for relationship building and learning. One of the ways I’ve done this is to facilitate learning communities and networks (shout-out to USAID/PPL’s Reena Nadler, who I managed the CLA Community of Practice with during my time on LEARN!). Engaging memb...
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Applying Evidence when Engaging the Private Sector: USAID’s New Private Sector Engagement (PSE) Evidence Gap Map!

Apr 23,2020
By: Self-Reliance Learning Agenda and Private Sector Engagement teams
Looking for evidence to inform how you engage the private sector in your work? Look no further than USAID’s New Private Sector Engagement (PSE) Evidence Gap Map! The Evidence Gap Map can support the learning efforts of Missions and Operating Units and further evidence generation under the Self Reliance Learning Agenda (SRLA),  whic...
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Two Acronyms, One Goal: Applying PSE and CLA for Better Development Outcomes

Apr 17,2020
By: Beverly Hoover and Jacqueline Rojas
With USAID’s Private Sector Engagement (PSE) Policy, we are shifting to work hand-in-hand with the private sector to design and deliver our development and humanitarian programs across all technical areas. You may be  familiar with the tools and approaches essential for integrating PSE throughout your programming. But have you ever...
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Supporting Self-Reliance Through Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting

Apr 13,2020
By: Self-Reliance Learning Agenda team
How can Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) contribute to fostering a country’s Journey to Self-Reliance (J2SR)? The latest Self-Reliance Learning Agenda (SRLA) product—the CLA Case Competition Self-Reliance Analysis—explores this question. In this paper, USAID analyzes submissions to the 2019 Collaborating, Learning, and Ad...
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The DRG Webinar Series: Session Three

Apr 10,2020
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.April 2020 - The Power of StorytellingThis session focuses on the unexpected ways that storytelling can and does catalyze development. Du...
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USAID LEARN End of Contract Report

Apr 05,2020
By: USAID LEARN
In September of 2014, USAID’s Office of Learning, Evaluation & Research (LER) awarded the Learning and Knowledge Management (LEARN) contract to Dexis Consulting Group and subcontractor RTI International. This document—the End of Contract Report—captures five and a half years of results and reflections for our stakeholders. The i...
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