Compiled in partnership between the U.S. Global Development Lab’s Office of Evaluation and Impact Assessment (Lab/EIA) and the USAID LEARN contract, Learning (in the) Lab: A Utilization-Focused Learning Playbook is designed to share with our colleagues the tools and resources we’ve used to design, develop, implement, and iterate upon a bureau-wide, utilization-focused learning agenda called the Lab Evaluation, Research, and Learning (ERL) Plan.
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 content is currently under revision to align with the recently updated ADS 201.For guidance and support associated with revisions to ADS 201, please see the Program Cycle overview page. This document, an ADS 201 Additional Help resource, provides direction on how to develop a...
This resource describes how to prepare and maintain an Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan.
Collaborating, Learning and Adapting Framework and Maturity Tool documents
As part of the Learning About Learning (L-squared) initiative, this one-pager describes lessons learned on the importance and role of learning networks as a core KM and Learning service from the KDMD experience including a definition, value proposition, implementation process and recommendations, and a mini-case study.
The GROOVE learning network utilized learning journals in a number of ways. In addition to providing an opportunity to reflect on their own, network members used the journals as a group resource to learn about other’s experiences and raise questions for discussion. To support this practice, GROOVE facilitators often...
Peer assists were one way that GROOVE Learning Network members supported each other within the network. Throughout the course of the grant, GROOVE members participated in a number of formalized peer assists to gather feedback on specific issues or questions.
As part of the GROOVE Learning Network, members submitted regular progress reports including program highlights, program progress, participation in learning network activities, and upcoming activities.
A background paper on facilitating systemic change in value chains for the November 2012 USAID Experience Summit on Strengthening Country Systems.