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This paper is for donors looking for ways to ensure that our interventions produce lasting results that are owned and directed by the people they are meant to benefit. It offers practical advice and examples based on the experiences of a variety of different donors, as well as some thoughts on how we donors can do more...
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Co-Creation Discussion Note
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The Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning Innovations activity, known as MERLIN, is an effort to source, co-create, and co-design innovations in monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) to be tested in the USAID context. MERLIN is led by the US Global Development Lab, with support from USAID’s...
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This case was submitted as part of the KM Impact Challenge in 2011.
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From fall 2015 through the spring of 2016, USAID/Zimbabwe developed its Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) for 2016–2021. This is our first full CDCS following a three-year transition strategy. We used a collaborative, scenario-based process during an intensive, four-week period to learn how to incorporate...
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The education system in the Democratic Republic of Congo is under-resourced and access to education remains low. USAID and the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID) launched the $180 million ACCELERE! program to improve the reading and learning outcomes of primary school children in 25 educational sub-...
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This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) seeks opportunities to co-create, co-design, coinvest, and collaborate in the development, testing, and scaling of practical and cost-effective innovations that can help healthcare workers on the front lines provide better care and stop the spread of Ebola. The United States Agency...
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The Feed the Future Uganda Commodity Production and Marketing activity approach is to work through the middle of the value chain, targeting traders and village agents as the avenues through which to provide smallholder farmers with improved inputs, advice, and access to finance and markets. The project used a CLA...
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In Village Enterprise's first year implementing USAID Community Connector, the project recognized that youth were an excluded demographic across activities. Recognizing the project's flexibility and eagerness to understand its communities, FHI 360 funded a study focused on researching the preferences and habits of rural...
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USAID/Uganda has invested in an ever-evolving approach to developing the enabling environment for CLA at the Mission and beyond. Through a series of inter-related, multi-format activities, the Mission focuses on individual, team, and organizational effectiveness, specifically introducing methods to overcome the various...
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