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There is a growing recognition that political economy analysis (PEA) is an essential aspect of external donor assistance to complex health reform processes. USAID’s Vision for Health Systems Strengthening (2015–2019), for example, recognizes that “broad political economy issues often drive health systems organization,...
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These are practical tips to help develop broad coalitions for change and diverse stakeholder engagement, identifying allies beyond those already seized with an issue, and finding ways to collaborate with stakeholders who may have different reasons for joining a coalition
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These short documents, generated by the USAID Forestry and Biodiversity Office and its Measuring Impact initiative, provide a simple reference for USAID activity managers, and implementing partners to organize an efficient Activity Start-up phase, with an emphasis on theory of change centered programming,...
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The Family Care First (FCF) initiative, USAID’s effort to address the problem of children growing up in orphanages in Cambodia-- with a vision to transform the way Cambodia cares for its children-- utilized key elements of collaborating, learning and adapting to bring cohesion to a disparate child protection sector. In...
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Between 2016-2017, the national neglected tropical disease (NTD) program in Senegal, with support from RTI International with USAID funding through ENVISION, developed and implemented a new intervention package with the aim to increase coverage for lymphatic filariasis (LF) through mass drug administration (MDA). This...
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USAID/Senegal has a broad government to government (G2G) portfolio. Two of the G2G activities were already evaluated and as USAID/Senegal approached its third G2G evaluation, it wanted to reinforce the relationship between the Government of Senegal (GoS) and USAID/Senegal by generating actionable recommendations that...
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The PERFORM activity promotes forest conservation and green growth, and contributes directly to the Mission's goal of improved quality of life. This is no small task as more than 96% of Malawians rely on firewood and charcoal for their household cooking and heating. This demand for woodfuel, which is increasing from...
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In April 2017, USAID/Paraguay suffered a series of unfortunate events that impacted staff morale and their ability to act as a team.  The Mission’s FY 2018 budget was zero.  A few months later, the Mission Director departed post, followed by his Deputy shortly after.  The only direct hire left had just...
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USAID/Mozambique’s biodiversity conservation programming aims to accelerate economic growth through improved natural resources management. The Mission works with the Mozambican government and the private sector to conserve biodiversity and benefit local people in two of the country’s most important conservation areas:...
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Successfully adapting your programmatic efforts and policy engagement to the context depends on maintaining your understanding of that context. Given this, continuous learning and feedback loops--not only about your programming, but also about the environment you are working within--are important...
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