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Effective collaboration is a critical aspect of USAID’s work. It ensures that the Agency establishes and leverages relationships with key stakeholders, including other U.S. government actors, donors, host government counterparts, partners, civil society, and the private sector. Collaboration is important in order to...
USAID Contribution
The goals of the USAID Agro-Inputs Project in Bangladesh are to raise awareness of high-quality agro-inputs, including seeds, crop protection products, and fertilizers, and to encourage women’s participation in the agro-inputs sector. We experienced several challenges in identifying women who were eligible to apply to...
Community Contribution
USAID/Food for Peace’s pilot approach, Refine and Implement, builds a one-year refinement period into each activity. At the end of the year, we ask implementing partners to refine their theories of change and implementation planning to better respond to the opportunities and challenges in the local context.CLA...
Community Contribution
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...
Community Contribution
This short technical brief summarizes the research paper “Rewards and Risks Associated with Community Engagement in Anti-Poaching and Anti-Trafficking Efforts” to explore the roles communities do and should play in countering wildlife crime, motivations and benefits for individuals and communities to engage in...
Community Contribution
Learning how to communicate and work with different groups builds constituencies to support conservation aims. An analysis by USAID's research partner the American Museum of Natural History evaluated 148 references, selected through a rigorous systematic review process, to identify key lessons for stakeholder engagement...
Community Contribution
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...
Community Contribution
This is a case story about using collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) to improve a community-level intervention within the Community Connector (CC) project in Uganda. CC is a USAID Feed the Future project operating in 15 districts in North and South Western Uganda. The project provides a comprehensive and multi-...
Community Contribution
The Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) video storyboard depicts the story of the obstacles that Valentina has faced throughout her life. Valentina is a Trans woman living in the Dominican Republic who has been working for a community-based organization (CBO) that advocates for LGBTI rights. There are several...
Community Contribution
CARE developed a Participatory Performance Tracker to put communities at the center of our learning and adaptation, as well as our monitoring and evaluation. The tool holds us and communities accountable to progress, and allows us all to adapt programs together to get to better results. This case study was...
Community Contribution

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