With the passage of the Evidence-Based Policymaking Act in January 2019, each federal agency is now required to have an agency-level “evidence-building plan” -- in other words, a learning agenda. “The head of each agency shall... read more
Aug 14, 2019
| Laura Ahearn
Eva Matsiko is the Chief of Party of the USAID Uganda Governance, Accountability, Participation and Performance Program, which is implemented by RTI International. My colleagues and I at RTI International are constantly asking... read more
Aug 13, 2019
| Learning Lab
At USAID’s recent Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) event, Moving the Needle (MTN) 2019, we not only chanted refrains about CLA to the beat of DC go-go, we also learned, in one session, about three CLA approaches that help... read more
Aug 12, 2019
| Kristin Lindell
Resilience, as defined by USAID, is “the ability of people, households, communities, countries and systems to mitigate, adapt to, and recover from shocks and stresses in a manner that reduces chronic vulnerability and facilitates... read more
Aug 5, 2019
| Learning Lab
Learning from evidence and experience has always been part of the discipline of international development. In recent years, though, USAID Staff and USAID implementing partners have been asked to intentionally develop learning... read more
Aug 3, 2019
| Jerome Gallagher
You’re in luck! We just released a set of two related resources for employees dealing with transition: a Knowledge Management Sustainability Tracker and a Handover Note Template. These user-friendly tools will help increase your... read more
Aug 2, 2019
| Learning Lab
USAID operates in a world of complexity and uncertainty. Every day, the Agency is called upon to manage risk: as we plan strategies and design projects, as we implement activities on the ground, and as we continually adjust course... read more
Aug 2, 2019
| Learning Lab
This blog was written by Nancy Peek, M&E Fellow, USAID/KEA/FFP and Laurie Starr, Strategic Learning Advisor, Save the Children Introduction Adaptive management is a key principle that supports ADS 201 and is described as a... read more
Jul 10, 2019
| Nancy Peek
Graphic that says Knowledge Management Tools for Conferences, 1. Conference Capture Form, 2. Target Audience Survey, 3. After-Action Review
How many conferences have you been to in your career so far? No matter the number, you know conferences can feel overwhelming—with hundreds or even thousands of attendees and a plethora of sessions, posters, side events, and... read more
Jun 21, 2019
| Reshma Naik
When development projects struggle, a lot of typical weaknesses may be at fault. For instance, the design of the project—which may have been successful elsewhere—may not be appropriate for the local context. Implementation too could... read more
Jun 7, 2019
| Learning Lab