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In this video, Lant Pritchett, provides an overview of PDIA core principles: problem-solving; authorizing positive deviation; iterating and adapting; and scaling practices through diffusion. We believe that success builds institutions and not vice versa.BSC video series The Building State Capability (BSC) program at the...
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Activities and resources for facilitating pause and reflection
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A Before Action Review (BAR) is a method for a team starting a project, activity, or event to assess what knowledge they already have.  A BAR helps a team state their intentions just before commencing the project and helps identify potential challenges and risks by drawing on lessons learned from past experiences....
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Transcript from December 15, 2016 webinar.About the Webinar:USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL) will be hosting a webinar for implementing partners on the recent changes to the Automated Directives System (ADS) Chapter 201 on the Program Cycle. The Program Cycle is USAID’s operational...
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USAID is committed to full and active disclosure of evaluation reports, methods, findings, and data produced by the Agency or partners receiving USAID funding. This is guided by Agency policies and directives, including the USAID ADS Reference 201mae and ADS 540 – Development Experience Information. These direct that...
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Development practitioners have increasingly realized the value of flexible program design and iterative implementation driven by practical learning. These adaptive approaches are particularly relevant for policy reform. In policy work, success typically depends on an ability to navigate complex political and social...
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This bulletin from the Office of Acquisitions and Assistance provides guidance on how to allow for learning, flexibility, and adaptability in contracts.
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Adaptive management is increasingly seen as critical capability for development programmes and policies that are more effective, efficient, relevant and sustainable. There is increasing recognition that such work requires significant changes to the organizational structures, management processes,...
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USAID's Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAID/RDMA) and the United Nations Evaluation Development Group for Asia and the Pacific (UNEDAP) cohosted the Asia Regional Evaluation Evidence Exchange, which was held from October 19 to 20, 2015, at USAID/RDMA’s Asia Regional Training Center in Bangkok, Thailand.
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These are the materials from an August 2015 event on measuring systems change and organizational capacity development hosted by USAID.
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