Organizational Challenge: In June 2016, USAID/Jordan decided that, while its systems were producing strong evaluations, there must be a way to further enhance the utility of the final recommendations for learning and subsequent... read more
Nov 21, 2017
| Learning Lab
Parker Bennett is a Program Officer at USAID/Zimbabwe. One Friday a month in Zimbabwe, staff from Feed the Future Crop Development and Livestock Development activities come together to learn from one another, share their expertise... read more
Nov 20, 2017
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Organizational Challenge: Following the US government’s withdrawal from Yemen in 2015, USAID placed most development projects on full suspension. In the meantime, USAID/Yemen started piloting a small number of high-impact, early... read more
Nov 16, 2017
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Earthquake-affected women in the new community of Emilio del Solar (named after the supportive Mayor of Chincha Baja), in Peru, share their vision for improving their reinforced adobe neighborhood during a project monitoring visit... read more
Nov 15, 2017
| Amy Leo
This piece was cross-posted from It was originally published on November 6, 2017. Setting the scene When I joined our global program management team at Mercy Corps in 2014, I finally had the space to think about how we... read more
Nov 14, 2017
| Learning Lab
Creating behavior change is often an incremental process. So how do you know when to try a new approach? This winning Collaborating, Learning and Adapting Case Competition submission from The Manoff Group describes why, despite... read more
Nov 8, 2017
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Setting goals is a key component of project planning. When establishing a new project, it is customary to set the overarching goal and objectives for the project and then work backwards developing timelines, milestones, and... read more
Nov 7, 2017
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We recently hosted a celebratory reception for the winners and finalists of the 2017 CLA Case Competition. CLA Champions representing 23 cases gathered to network and be congratulated by Elizabeth Roen, Deputy Director of USAID/PPL... read more
Nov 6, 2017
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This blog is cross-posted from Digital @ DAI. Kate Heuisler is Chief of Party of DAI’s USAID-funded Cambodia Development Innovations project and submitted a winning CLA Case Study in the 2017 CLA Case Competition. Development... read more
Nov 3, 2017
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The success of the Nigeria Education Crisis Response (ECR) activity has largely been determined by its ability to adapt to changing contextual factors and develop meaningful relationships with a broad network of key stakeholders. ... read more
Nov 2, 2017
| Learning Lab