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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
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Three Ways Data Science is Changing Monitoring and Evaluation As a Data Scientist working in the context of monitoring and evaluation in the international development industry, I get exposed to interesting data science problems... read more
May 20, 2019
| John Mataya
Evidence shows that adaptive management leads to better results. Within international development, there is a growing recognition that adaptive management skills and processes are critical for successful development impact, but... read more
May 20, 2019
| Matthew Baker
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You’re in luck! We just released a new guide for hiring adaptive employees. This visual and user-friendly tool will help increase your chances of selecting staff skilled in adaptive management. Here are the details: What do you... read more
May 16, 2019
| Monalisa Salib
This blog was originally published on Oxfam's blog. Ben Ramalingam and Leni Wild share the thinking behind a new initiative to support adaptive management in aid. Adaptive management seems to be everywhere these days – and is one of... read more
May 9, 2019
| Learning Lab
What do staff who telework every week, staff who live across countries or a manager who supervises staff who don't come to the office have in common? They are all examples of remote working situations in development.  We know that... read more
May 6, 2019
| Katherine Haugh
Flower growing in sand
USAID’s approach to development - the Journey to Self-Reliance - focuses our collective efforts on building the capacity and commitment of partner countries to lead their own development. As Administrator Mark Green has said, “the... read more
May 3, 2019
| Learning Lab
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It seems that adaptive management is all the rage lately. And while we know the different ways to do it, we don’t know necessarily what it takes. This begs the question: what are the types of management decisions one should take to... read more
May 3, 2019
| Matthew Baker
This is the second blog post on what Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG) can learn from market systems. The first post looked at the practice of market segmentation. I believe a lot of programming around DRG can borrow... read more
Apr 24, 2019
| David Jacobstein