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As part of its efforts to advance understandings about the effects and effectiveness of collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) in improving development outcomes, LEARN will conduct an in-depth review and comparison of two cases selected from the 2015 and 2016 CLA case competitions. Click on this resource to learn more about our methods!
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In 2016, USAID’s Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance launched its Learning Agenda—a set of research questions designed to address the issues that confront staff in USAID field offices working on the intersection of development and democracy, human rights, and governance.This literature review...
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Two literature reviews and related infographics explore:(1) Effective Human Rights Campaigns: A new DRG literature review addresses questions about human rights awareness campaigns, including: What makes human rights awareness campaigns successful? Why do many campaigns fail? What are the unintended negative...
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This publication organizes and evaluates the body of current academic theory that can contribute to greater understanding of democratic openings in authoritarian systems. The authors explore why and how these openings may occur, recognizing that most cases of subtle change away from authoritarianism do not necessarily...
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LEARN and USAID/PPL are managing an area of work known as Evidence Base for Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (EB4CLA). The purpose of this work is to answer key learning questions:Does an intentional, systematic and resourced approach to collaborating, learning and adapting contribute to development outcomes?If so...
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The new FAA 118/119 Tropical Forest and Biodiversity Analysis Best Practices Guide provides practical "how-to" advice for USAID staff and contractors conducting the analysis.
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USAID’s Center of Excellence in Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG) has commissioned a forthcoming edited volume on decentralized governance and accountability. This publication, summarized in this infographic, was commissioned by USAID in partnership with the National Opinion Research Center.  In the...
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USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning and its LEARN support contract are working to integrate systematic, intentional, and resourced Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) throughout program planning and implementation to achieve more effective development programs. As part of this effort, USAID is...
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USAID/Pakistan has the agency’s second-largest program portfolio, with more than 80 complex mechanisms whose combined value is almost $2 billion. We have discovered that implementing partners share many common performance management problems and take varied efforts to solve them. A lack of knowledge sharing among the...
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