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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 learning questions. This grid is intended for use by...
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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 acknowledged as a development success, with rapid...
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| By Dan Burns
USAID/Ukraine applied elements of the Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) framework and key concepts to strengthen strategic planning and donor coordination in Ukraine. The Ukraine collaborative mapping effort supports USAID/Ukraine in achieving the following objectives: 1) to assess and analyze the current...
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UBALE (United in Building and Advancing Life Expectations) is a USAID-funded DFAP which aims to reduce chronic malnutrition and food insecurity and increase resilience among vulnerable populations in Southern Malawi. UBALE's Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) department is spearheading an ongoing...
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Health facilities in Zambia send in monthly logistics reports to a centralized electronic logistics management information system.  The information collected on routine logistics data can provide insight into the performance of the supply chain system (for example, do health facilities report monthly for regular re...
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The USAID/Kenya and East Africa Family Health Program strives to support equitable Family Health services and contribute to the global goal to end preventable maternal and child deaths by 2030. 2017 proved to be a particularly difficult year for the program, when the Kenyan healthcare system was paralyzed by nation-wide...
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USAID/Liberia sought to learn from six years of implementing its current Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS 2013-2018) to prepare its new strategic plan (2019-2024). The Mission's Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) activity, Liberia Strategic Analysis (LSA), elected an innovative, CLA-based Meta-...
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The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are implementing a collaborative applied research project entitled the Yetu Initiative, which launched in 2014. Yetu posits that development outcomes are best achieved when citizens lead in addressing their own needs and...
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Breakthrough ACTION is the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) flagship social and behavior change project. Led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, the project's mandate is to increase the practice of priority health behaviors and enable social norms for improved health and...
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USAID-funded Health Policy Plus (HP+) in Kenya and East Africa (KEA) provides technical support and contributes to increased sustainable, predictable, and adequate financing for programs and health policy implementation in Kenya. The project also harmonizes resource tracking tools to measure progress towards sustainable...
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