According to Carl Sagan, in his 1997 book, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, there are naive questions, tedious questions, ill-phrased questions, questions put after inadequate self-criticism. But every... read more
May 3, 2018
| Learning Lab
Episode 1 of From the Inside Out: Achieving Better Development Outcomes through Collaborating, Learning and Adapting was released today! Stream it above or subscribe to the USAID Learning Lab podcast wherever you listen to... read more
May 1, 2018
| Amy Leo
This blog post has been cross-posted from Social Impact's blog. Maribel Diaz is a Technical Director with Social Impact. The sciences are well known regarding guidelines and protocols for HIV/AIDS treatment. Governments and donors... read more
Apr 30, 2018
| Learning Lab
USAID Learning Lab is back with a new podcast series called From the Inside Out: Achieving Better Development Outcomes through Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting. Our four-episode pilot series, Collaborating, Learning, and... read more
Apr 23, 2018
| Amy Leo
two smiling kids
Development practitioners are often innovating, piloting, and problem-solving — but sometimes these initiatives have a hard time getting disseminated past the project annual report.  At Chemonics, the Economic Growth and Trade... read more
Apr 20, 2018
| Learning Lab
In my nearly 15 years working at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), I have seen a range of approaches to, and emphasis on, evaluation at the Agency. Now, from my perch as Director of USAID’s Office of... read more
Apr 13, 2018
| Melissa Patsalides
Is your organization creating a learning culture? Do you pause and reflect? Have you implemented evaluation recommendations? Are you collaborating with local partners to build self-reliance? If so, we want to hear about it, and... read more
Apr 9, 2018
| Amy Leo
In order for data to be used for learning and adapting, the data itself needs to be easily accessible. Evaluators and researchers have been hungry for resources on how to effectively present qualitative data, so last year Evergreen... read more
Mar 29, 2018
| Learning Lab
collaboration map
Andrew L. Greer, Ph.D. is a Program Specialist in Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning for the Learning Division in USAID's Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance. For more information, email Andrew: angreer... read more
Mar 20, 2018
| Andrew Greer
This blog is cross-posted from Chemonics. Kasia Kedzia is the director of Chemonics’ Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Department. Imagine you are chronically late to work. If your goal is to get to work on time, you may have... read more
Mar 13, 2018
| Learning Lab