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PEA of drivers of competitiveness in Serbian value chains
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Between September-November 2017, J.E. Austin Associates, Inc. (JAA) deployed a three-person team to undertake a political economy analysis (PEA) of the coffee, soybean, and dried bean value chains in South Kivu, with a focus on the Territoires of Kabare, Kalehe, and Walungu. This report summarizes the key findings,...
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These tips are designed to help staff improve their solicitations to match context-driven, adaptive designs and intent
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One common way to improve the responsiveness of programming to context is to build into the structures of projects and activities advisory bodies where local stakeholders can give periodic feedback from their observations of both programming and context. This document is an effort to compile some good practices in...
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Tips to make designs more reflective of power dynamics and incentives
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Tips and excerpted examples that show how solicitations can better invite programming that aims to think and work politically, or be context-driven
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This Discussion Note complements ADS 201.3.1.2 Program Cycle Principles by elaborating on Principle 2: Manage Adaptively through Continuous Learning. This Discussion Note is intended for USAID staff interested in learning about recent and promising practices in adaptive management across the Program Cycle. USAID’s...
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Adaptive programming and management principles focused on learning, experimentation, and evidence-based decision making are gaining traction with donor agencies and implementing partners in international development. Adaptation calls for using learning to inform adjustments during project implementation. This requires...
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As a part of USAID Feed the Future's Agriculture Extension Support Activity in Bangladesh, the Dhaka Asiana Mission and CARE Bangladesh worked with local farmers, service providers, and private sector companies to understand the most important changes the project could introduce to the system to increase farmer access...
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Development programming in fragile and conflict-affected states can present daunting challenges, not the least when trying to generate learning for adaptive programming. Settings are fluid and actors are transient, while limited access to many parts of a country hampers the delivery of quality research and evaluation....
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