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Managing Staff Transitions Through CLA: Preserving Institutional Memory as Staff Come and Go
02-22-2019 | By USAID Bureau for Policy Planning and Learning
08-12-2019 | By Learning Lab
This resource provides an overview of current organizational capacity literature and proposes a new enhanced framework that reflects on the evolution of capacity development thinking in recent years. It considers performance, resilience, sustainability, adaptive learning, and systems thinking and hones in on a limited set of key observabl...
By: USAID Bureau for Policy
This updated How-To Note supplements ADS 188.8.131.52. 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...
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.
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...
By: Adrián Rivera-Reyes
USAID’s workforce is highly mobile, with Foreign Service staff in particular transitioning fairly frequently from post to post. Yet the Agency lacks a systematic process for capturing and transferring knowledge from outgoing staff to incoming staff. Consequently, during staff transitions, knowledge of our programs and their histories, u...
By: Martin Nañawa
Pilot builds on CLA best practicesPanagora Group holds the USAID CLAimHealth contract, which supports the agency to effectively implement its health portfolio in the Philippines through high-quality monitoring and evaluation data, continuous learning, and adaptive management.Following four years of robust activities to raise awareness and...
By: Learning Lab Team
We kicked off June with knowledge management as our theme because of the importance of this topic during periods of staff transition, which peaks during summer. Our inaugural themed month was also an opportunity to take stock of adaptations and lessons that have been identified over the past year and half of working through the pandemic.P...
By: Lauren Stephens
When COVID-19 hit, programming teams across the world faced an imperative to devise new ways of ensuring reliable, continued delivery of essential child protection interventions, on time, and with quality, in contexts that had often become practically inaccessible almost overnight. These adaptations were often innovative, responding to a ...
By: Jen Page
Ever been teased for collecting too much feedback? I have - but how else would I know if our work achieved its goal? As an instructional designer, when I start a new training, I work hard to understand the need and find the right solution, but I’ve learned one rarely gets everything right the first time. So why not plan for continuous l...
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