We often default to the assumption that our programs will lead to greater positive change over time. The rate of change may be incremental, exponential, or something else, but it’s always positive. The reality of what change looks like, however, depends on the status of the system in which we’re intervening. Is the...
What does it take to increase income, improve food security and nutrition, raise literacy rates, or decrease malaria? To achieve these goals, we design programs that logically lay out the ‘how’ and then we implement, monitor, assess, learn, and course correct. Staff, the engine of our organizations and programs,...
The LAC MEL Peer Network promotes sharing of MEL practices, tools, and evidence generation tailored to the region. Mission MEL Specialists across the region are sharing information and using one another as resources. For example, LAC Mission MEL Specialists have shared MEL templates and capacity building materials (in English and Spanish) and collaborated on performance indicator development and tracking systems.
The Luke Commission (TLC) is a local NGO in the Kingdom of Eswatini that provides comprehensive medical care to under-served populations through mobile hospital outreaches and at a centrally-located fixed facility. Faced with substantial staff growth, TLC used a CLA approach to ensure that its unique organizational culture of compassionate care was both preserved and deepened.
How do you go from good to great in a non-permissive environment when your budget has been zeroed and staff morale has tanked? In the case of USAID/Azerbaijan, the key was energizing Mission staff with a Collaborative Learning approach.
The USAID Human Resources for Health in 2030 Program (HRH2030), which supports low- and middle-income countries to develop the health workforce needed to improve health outcomes, has been supporting the Colombian Family Welfare Institute (ICBF) since April 2018 to strengthen the Colombia social service workforce through funding from the USAID Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG) Displaced Children and Orphans Fund (DCOF).
The USAID/Philippines Health Project (2017–2022) is a portfolio of 11 activities to improve the health of under-served Filipinos. Based on evidence from its 2016 Health Portfolio Evaluation and Project Appraisal Document, USAID/Philippines determined that it is uniquely positioned to strengthen its impact in critical health areas – such as family planning and tuberculosis – by leveraging USAID’s Evaluation Policy and collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) principles.
The USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda (RHITES-E) Activity, implemented by IntraHealth International and its partners, supports the government of Uganda to expand access to and use of high-quality health services in the country’s Eastern region and Karamoja.
18 months ago Search for Common Ground (Search) began developing the Enduring Change package as a tool to popularize the Common Ground Approach (CGA) and encourage reflective practice throughout the organization.
This case examines the efforts undertaken by the PROGRESS Consortium to operationalize a Project-level global Learning Agenda across 10+ Activity teams. In socializing our global Learning Agenda, our team has considered our overall vision, alongside our consortium's opportunities and constraints towards achieving this vision (this is an act of managerial acrobatics in itself).