Successful collaboration requires a facilitative leader. Facilitative leadership, if executed well, can increase effectiveness by harnessing the resources of many, can increase efficiency by avoiding duplication and conflict, and can be a powerful leveraging mechanism to achieve high level development goals.
This PowerPoint presentation was developed by USAID/RDMA for their Mentoring Academy with FSNs.
Over the past two years, USAID/Malawi implemented a Geographic Information System (GIS) to provide a spatial component to evidenced-based data analysis at the Mission. The Mission uses GIS to inform decision making processes across the program cycle from strategy to targeted program designs, data analysis and...
Net-Map is an interview-based mapping tool that helps people understand, visualize, discuss, and improve situations in which many different actors influence outcomes. By creating Influence Network Maps, individuals and groups can clarify their own view of a situation, foster discussion, and develop a strategic approach...
This paper provides an overview of the facilitation approach with information drawn from its use in market systems development.
"How to Hold a Successful Share Fair" is a reference tool for anyone who works in public health or international development and wants to bring together a group of people to discuss ideas, address challenges, and share best practices. The simple handbook guides users through the ins and outs of holding a share fair and includes customizable planning tools and concrete examples.
Practitioners working in nutrition must start thinking about the effect food, health, and education systems have on nutrition practices and outcomes. “Systems thinking” means paying attention to the unpredictable interactions among actors, sectors, disciplines, and determinants of nutrition. That thinking results in new ways of approaching, analyzing, and solving challenges, which must be applied through policy development, program design, implementation, and research. SPRING approaches systems in two ways – by articulating and promoting systems thinking for nutrition and by strengthening specific components of those systems. This paper makes the case for why systems thinking is important for nutrition and proposes several approaches to strengthening systems for nutrition.
This e-learning module covers 36 lessons that review a variety of tools and methodologies to support knowledge sharing.
This guideline, authored by the Asian Development Bank, offers a framework for strengthening internal learning from operational practice, and external learning from long-term knowledge partnerships.
This website offers information on the positive deviance approach.