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The Landscape of Learning Agendas at USAID/Washington

Building and using data and evidence are central to improving USAID’s work and operationalizing the Journey to Self-Reliance. Learning agendas are a tool that can help us realize data-driven decision-making in our operations and programming, by identifying and addressing critical knowledge gaps. The following list of learning agendas from USAID Washington Operating Units was compiled in February 2020.







Agency-wide or Multi-Bureau

Self-Reliance Learning Agenda

Financing Self-Reliance Learning & Analytic Agenda

Private-Sector Engagement Evidence and Learning Plan

Agency-wide Higher Education Learning Agenda

Gender-Based Violence Learning Agenda

Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy Monitoring and Learning Plan


Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and
Humanitarian Assistance

Democracy, Rights & Governance Learning Agenda

Labor Learning Agenda

Food for Peace Learning Agenda

Office of Transition Initiatives Learning Agenda




Bureau for Economic Growth, Education
and Environment

Research and Learning Agenda on Locally-Led Development

Water and Development Research Agenda

Biodiversity Cross-Mission Learning Program
Conservation Enterprises Learning Agenda
Combating Wildlife Trafficking Learning Agenda

Leveraging Economic Opportunities Learning Agenda

Education in Crisis and Conflict Learning Agenda
Foundational Skills Development Learning Agenda
Youth Workforce Development Learning Agenda

Bureau for Food Security

Feed the Future Learning Agenda

Bureau for Global Health

Marshalling the Evidence

Health Systems Strengthening Learning Agenda

Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin America and the Carribean Bureau Learning Agenda

Bureau for Management

Bureau for Management Analytic Agenda


Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning

Program Cycle Learning Agenda

Evidence Base for Collaborating, Learning, and Adaptation

R&D Hub for Monitoring and Evaluation

Partners in Learning

Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives

Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives Learning Agenda

U.S. Global Development Lab

Lab Evaluation, Research, and Learning Plan