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After Action Reviews (AARs) are a best practice for knowledge sharing and learning. As described on the BetterEvaluation website, an After Action Review is a simple tool to facilitate an assessment of organisational performance by bringing together a team to discuss a task, event, or activity, in an open and honest...
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One of the most important things we can do is infuse CLA consistently and coherently throughout the entire solicitation.
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To help set an activity up for success, we need to design it in such a way that will enable USAID staff and future implementing partners (IPs) to share crucial knowledge, learn from their experience, and adapt their approaches as needed in order to achieve the outcomes sought.
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Rapid After-Action Review (RAAR) is a quick and easy exercise in collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) that teams can build into everyday work processes. A RAAR is a 1-hour facilitated discussion with a simple, structured note-taking template designed to help a team not only pause and reflect, but also prioritize...
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This five-page resource, developed by UNICEF as part of their Knowledge Exchange Toolbox, provides an overview of after-action reviews (AARs).USAID recommends conducting AARs as an opportunity to "reflect on progress" of acheiving results related to strategies, activities, or other Program-Cycle related processes: "...
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Hosted on May 18, 2021, the final session in the Exploring Partnerships and Opportunities between USAID and Indigenous Peoples Organizations series featured three-panel discussions suggesting capabilities and competencies for Indigenous Peoples Organizations (IPOs) to build effective alliances at USAID. The session was...
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This resource complements ADS 201 by providing an introduction to organizational capacity development and outlining good practice for monitoring. It is intended for USAID staff and partners implementing projects and activities that focus on developing the capacity of partner organizations.Organizational capacity is the...
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As you manage your activity, you have a chance to model these practices and to encourage and incentivize them in your implementing partner (IP).
USAID Contribution
The Discussion Note defines Third-Party Monitoring (TPM) and provides information on key considerations when utilizing it. Created using interviews with TPM practitioners and USAID managers, the Discussion note provides suggestions for how to most effectively utilize TPM, how to design TPM systems, and important ethical...
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This Discussion Note complements ADS 201 and shares considerations for managing monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) platforms that support Missions to implement the Program Cycle.  Although intended for USAID staff, others may benefit from its recommendations. Increasingly, USAID Missions have established...
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