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The engagement grid below outlines a variety of approaches to conducting learning activities to help answer learning questions. Often, we rely on approaches that we have used in the past without pausing to reflect on whether those approaches are the best fit given our learning questions. This grid is intended for use by...
Community Contribution
Summary report of findings from the 2016 MEL Platforms Assessment
Community Contribution
Draft recommendations on how to measure organizational capacity development programming
USAID Contribution
The Local Solutions team is happy to endorse the Organizational Performance Index (OPI) tool as an appropriate indicator for tracking organizational capacity development. The OPI was developed by Pact but is freely available for public use through a Creative Commons license provided credit is given. OPI as an index...
USAID Contribution
Modern communities of practice (CoP) built on a foundation of technology and social media are emerging on a global scale. Considering the speed at which technology evolves, best practices also continue to evolve for building, maintaining and measuring the effectiveness of these modern communities. This report attempts to outline and discuss key lessons learned to date and provide several recommendations based upon available evidence and expert opinion. But each CoP – defined here as a group of professionals with similar interests – is unique in purpose and must find its own path to success.
Community Contribution
This presentation provides an overview of best practices in outcome mapping in order to further the use and development of outcome mapping and the outcome mapping learning community.
Community Contribution
This webinar is part of a four-part series on monitoring and evaluation. It provides guidance to develop and implement an M&E system for project planning, implementation, and evaluation.
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This presentation reviews outcome mapping concepts and walks through the steps involved in the three stages of outcome mapping, utilizing EcoZD as an example.
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Linking Monitoring and Evaluation to Impact Evaluation
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The purpose of this Toolkit is to provide USAID staff and partners with practical resources for a critical aspect of managing for results -- developing and implementing a performance management plan (PMP).
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