Authors: The Office of Local Sustainability Evidence and Learning Team (Danielle Pearl, Amanda Satterwhite, Colleen Brady, Elliot Signorelli, Cydney Gumann, Paul Vincelli, and KC Das) For two months in the Spring of 2020, the Office... read more
Sep 29, 2020
| Cydney Gumann
Microphone and laptop in podcast studio
Amy Leo was previously the human behind USAID Learning Lab. Now, she’s a Senior Adaptive Management Specialist with Acute Incite’s International Development Practice. This blog post was originally published on the Incites blog on... read more
Sep 8, 2020
| Amy Leo
At FHI 360, we have been engaged in thinking about how to make our collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) efforts intentional, systematic, and resourced. Many workshops have hinged around the question is our CLA as... read more
Sep 4, 2020
| Ratiba Cherif
Monalisa Salib is Social Impact's Sr. Director for Organizational Learning, USAID/Learns Under the USAID/Vietnam Learns contract, Social Impact recently updated its Activity Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Plan (AMELP). This... read more
Aug 26, 2020
| Learning Lab
If you’d asked what we thought would be a “worst case scenario” for our work in monitoring, evaluation, research, learning & adapting (MERLA) before March of this year, we might have answered “data quality checks are not going... read more
Aug 12, 2020
What do you do when you are an A/COR and unable to visit your activity’s sites because they are located in insecure areas or because your mission has restricted all travel due to COVID-19?  Would Third-Party Monitoring (TPM)... read more
Aug 11, 2020
| Sonja Schmidt
Trust in public institutions is one of the most essential factors for effective public health crisis management and response. Activities designed to strengthen governance, particularly those that build confidence and foster deeper... read more
Aug 10, 2020
| Mehreen Farooq
COVID-19 has disrupted all aspects of life – and the design and implementation of democracy, human rights, and governance (DRG) programs is no exception.  In the early phase of the pandemic, the International Republican Institute’s... read more
Jul 23, 2020
| Learning Lab
Sarah Swift is a Democracy Officer, Cross Sectoral Programming Division, USAID's Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance “The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands... read more
Jul 17, 2020
| Learning Lab
Measuring CollaborationFor programs like USAID Ma3an, a recurring conundrum is how to measure concepts that are core to civil society projects. How do you quantify collaboration? How do measure resilience? FHI 360 staff had to... read more
Jun 30, 2020
| Ratiba Cherif