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We often default to the assumption that our programs will lead to greater positive change over time. The rate of change may be incremental, exponential, or something else, but it’s always positive. The reality of what change looks like, however, depends on the status of the system in which we’re intervening. Is the...
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| By Liz Ruedy
A composite indicator (or index) combines two or more data sources into a single measure. From the Self-Reliance Metrics to the CSO Sustainability Index, composite indicators are everywhere at USAID. They are in our Country Development Cooperation Strategies and in the Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning plans...
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Context monitoring solicitation as a model
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Recommendations for multilateral funding agencies to increase the use of forest monitoring tools across development sectors, as a matter of policy and practice to meet sustainability goals.https://bankinformationcenter.org/en-us/update/forest-monitoring-what-can-world-bank--others-do/
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This resource covers the basics of data collection for performance monitoring, including: primary and secondary types of data sources, common data collection methods, and the process of identifying appropriate data collection tools. The primary audience is USAID Program Officers, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning...
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Techniques for achieving results and tracking progress in the fluid and rapidly changing operating environment of authoritarian-ruled Belarus.
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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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LEARN takes collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) seriously and operates from a core value of “walking the talk.” Meaning, we don’t promote what we ourselves won’t do, and we believe strongly that we have to apply the approaches and principles of CLA in our work in order to be effective. Having a systematic,...
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Agricultural extension is key to spreading new technologies, promoting behavior change, and improving incomes and resilience to shocks. When national extension services frustrate and disappoint, where can farmers turn for inspiration, empowerment, and sound advice? With the intention of developing a systematic, cost-...
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CLA and Developmental Evaluations
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