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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,...
Community Contribution
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
Community Contribution
This case details internal and external collaboration in the Community Health and Improved Nutrition (CHAIN) Project (2014-2019) implemented in Rwanda. CHAIN is a multi-sectoral nutrition project designed to address health and nutrition disparities that affect Rwandans. CHAIN developed a project management team (PMT) to...
USAID Contribution
Effective collaboration is a critical aspect of USAID’s work. It ensures that the Agency establishes and leverages relationships with key stakeholders, including other U.S. government actors, donors, host government counterparts, partners, civil society, and the private sector. Collaboration is important in order to...
USAID Contribution
These core resources accompany "Thinking and Working Politically through Applied PEA: A Guide for Practitioners" providing tools needed to plan and support PEA/TWP efforts.
Community Contribution
Recently, the DRG Center presented the findings from six DRG Integration Case Studies (Ethiopia, Indonesia, Rwanda, Guatemala, Malawi and Nepal) to 50 representatives of key USAID offices, universities, and implementing partners. Now we present our Synthesis Report, which gathers all of the evidence and synthesizes lessons for the entire agency. Also included are Tip Sheets for Integrating DRG in the Field and Two-Pagers on each of the six Case Studies.
Community Contribution
Updated version of the OCA tool for facilitated self-assessment of organizational strengths and weaknesses
USAID Contribution
This is a case story about using collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) to improve a community-level intervention within the Community Connector (CC) project in Uganda. CC is a USAID Feed the Future project operating in 15 districts in North and South Western Uganda. The project provides a comprehensive and multi-...
Community Contribution
This midterm evaluation for the PLE, a project that provides health, education, food security, and protection support to internally displaced persons inside Burma and displaced persons who have crossed the border into Thailand, focuses on the project's "convergence" approach. USAID has a long history of providing...
Community Contribution
From the outset, the AflaSTOP project in Kenya had an ambitious vision: widespread farmer adoption of grain storage and drying technologies that impact aflatoxin – a harmful toxin to humans and animals. This case study focuses on AflaSTOP’s drying component in particular and how a CLA approach is helping us overcome...
Community Contribution

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