On June 11, 2014, the USAID Office of the CIO’s Knowledge Management Reference Group and the Office of Learning, Evaluation, & Research in the Bureau of Policy, Planning, & Learning hosted a discussion on how USAID-funded activities are facilitating learning and adapting with USAID Missions and partners.
The presentations covered three learning-focused activities in different technical sectors: Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) funded by the Office of Microenterprise and Private Enterprise Promotion; Measuring Impact, funded by the Office of Forestry and Biodiversity; and the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Program (the Learning Contract), funded by USAID/Uganda. These projects, all relatively new, discussed:
- Their approach to integrating learning and knowledge-sharing in their respective sectors and how they’re working with USAID missions to do the same
- Plans for implementing learning activities and what they’ve discovered so far
- How they plan to monitor and evaluate their learning work
Presenters: Liz Lauck, from Environmental Incentives and Chief of Party for Measuring Impact; Jennifer Dahnke, former Acting Chief of Party, the Learning Contract, and Andy Reuter, Director of KM and Learning, The QED Group, LLC, on the Learning Contract; and Ruth Campbell from ACDI/VOCA and Program Manager for LEO
Moderated by Monica Matts, Organizational Learning Specialist in PPL/LER