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These are the materials from an August 2015 event on measuring systems change and organizational capacity development hosted by USAID.
USAID Contribution
This case study explores the challenges to implementing an agricultural extension program in Afghanistan. It focuses most closely on how building a stronger M&E system helps to support the whole program, and how a collaborative approach to learning from past mistakes has created changes and adaptations to old habits...
Community Contribution
The Strengthening Decentralization for Sustainability (SDS) Program is a 6-year USAID-funded project in Uganda. The program is USAID’s vehicle for empowering local governments in Uganda to drive the decentralization process, a necessary condition for sustained improvement in social sector services.SDS grants aim at...
Community Contribution
| By Ella Hoxha
IntraHealth International leads the USAID-funded Human Resources for Health (HRH) Capacity Bridge Project to strengthen human resources for health systems in Kenya at the national and county government levels. The project is helping the counties with the transitional management of the current health workforce;...
Community Contribution
Jhpiego is implementing the USAID-funded Strengthening Human Resources for Health (HRH) project (2012-2017) to support the efforts of the Government of Ethiopia to improve the status of the health workforce. To this end, the project collaborates with a number of local entities. This case study highlights collaboration...
Community Contribution
As part of a pilot implemented at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital in 2012, standard CD4 blood tests were routinized for chronic care HIV and AIDS patients before they were rolled out to other supported facilities by the Strengthening Uganda's Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) project. This activity was...
Community Contribution
Part of the Governance Accountability Participation and Performance (GAPP) program aims to improve efficiencies in processing audit reports in Parliament and the conduct of procurement audits in the local governments. To help achieve these objectives, USAID/Uganda signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the...
Community Contribution
Practitioners working in nutrition must start thinking about the effect food, health, and education systems have on nutrition practices and outcomes. “Systems thinking” means paying attention to the unpredictable interactions among actors, sectors, disciplines, and determinants of nutrition. That thinking results in new ways of approaching, analyzing, and solving challenges, which must be applied through policy development, program design, implementation, and research. SPRING approaches systems in two ways – by articulating and promoting systems thinking for nutrition and by strengthening specific components of those systems. This paper makes the case for why systems thinking is important for nutrition and proposes several approaches to strengthening systems for nutrition.
Community Contribution
The Guide to the Good Governance Barometer (GGB) details how FHI 360 applied this social accountability and development planning methodology to the USAID/Senegal Program for Governance and Peace (2010-2015).
Community Contribution
| By FHI 360
New Directions in Local Capacity Development
USAID Contribution

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