All posts tagged with "Learning Agenda"

A learning agenda includes a (1) set of questions addressing the critical knowledge gaps impeding informed design and implementation decisions and (2) plans for learning activities to help answer those questions. When answered, this will help the organization work more effectively. In the development context, learning agendas are often used to prove or disprove untested assumptions in development hypotheses or theories of change.

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Over the past five years, the DRG Center's Learning Division has implemented a learning agenda initiative to support evidence generation on key DRG topics. On October 20, 2020 this session was held to discuss the journey so far and plans for the next generation learning... read more
Library Resource | Nov 9, 2020 | Event Materials
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These exploratory analyses draw from two loosely interconnected efforts:USAID’s Paper Series on Capacity and Capacity Strengthening, andA synthesis of recommendations from nine evaluations and final reports for Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) activities... read more
Library Resource | Aug 26, 2020 | Lessons Learned
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This resource is intended for use by USAID staff or implementing partners as they develop or review learning questions during monitoring, evaluation or learning (MEL) planning processes. It complements the Learning Questions checklist and is geared toward... read more
Library Resource | Jun 18, 2020 | Technical Resources
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The Program Cycle Learning Study (PCLS) used a qualitative case study approach to provide a systematic and holistic understanding of how four Missions understand and implement the Program Cycle. The study offers examples of how Missions implement the Program Cycle on a day-... read more
Library Resource | Mar 31, 2020 | Technical Resources
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Compiled in partnership between the U.S. Global Development Lab’s Office of Evaluation and Impact Assessment (Lab/EIA) and the USAID LEARN contract, Learning (in the) Lab: A Utilization-Focused Learning Playbook is designed to share with our colleagues the tools and... read more
Library Resource | Feb 10, 2020 | Lessons Learned
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Written for anyone thinking about formulating a learning agenda question for a development organization, this is a brief guide to asking learning agenda questions that produced program-relevant findings in the democracy, human rights and governance programming at USAID.
Library Resource | Mar 13, 2019
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The engagement grid below outlines a variety of approaches to conducting learning activities to help answer learning questions. Often, we rely on approaches that we have used in the past without pausing to reflect on whether those approaches are the best fit given our... read more
Library Resource | Jan 23, 2019 | Technical Resources
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Development is measured in statistics; economic growth rates, life expectancy, literacy rates, population growth – to mention just a few – provide an objective assessment of progress. But the numbers by themselves cannot tell the whole story. Although Vietnam is rightly... read more
Library Resource | Dec 31, 2018 | Case Study
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The USAID/Uganda School Health and Reading Program (SHRP), the Literacy Achievement and Retention Activity (LARA) along with the Uganda Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES), made significant, steady impact on early grade reading throughout Uganda, but we believe it could... read more
Library Resource | Dec 11, 2018 | Case Study
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This checklist is intended for use by USAID and implementing partner staff when developing or reviewing learning questions during monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) planning processes. It can be used to assess the appropriateness of each learning question based on... read more
Library Resource | Dec 11, 2018 | Technical Resources

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