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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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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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USAID/Uganda’s Learning Contract, launched in 2013, is charged with assisting the mission to refine, scale up, and institutionalize collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) approaches. Feedback from USAID/Uganda and implementing partners hinted at a need to be more concrete in what it means to “apply” CLA. For the...
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