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Successful collaboration requires a facilitative leader. Facilitative leadership, if executed well, can increase effectiveness by harnessing the resources of many, can increase efficiency by avoiding duplication and conflict, and can be a powerful leveraging mechanism to achieve high level development goals.
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This Discussion Note shares practical approaches and considerations for designing monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) platforms in Missions. “MEL platforms” refer to the portfolio of institutional support mechanisms designed to build capacity within USAID Missions to collect, analyze, and use high quality data...
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The USAID Liberia Accountability and Voice Initiative (LAVI) is five-year project implemented by DAI with the goal of strengthening multi-stakeholder partnerships to advocate for and monitor policy and accountability reforms. Collaborative advocacy necessitates continual learning and adaptation based on contextual...
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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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Summary report of findings from the 2016 MEL Platforms Assessment
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This position description for a Senior Learning Advisor (PSC-14) provides useful information for those that want to apply or for those developing their own organizational learning advisor position descriptions. The original PD was updated to reflect the evolving set of CLA tasks and responsibilities that emerged at...
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These documents provide supplemental guidance to ADS 201.Additional Help: Monitoring & Evaluation for a G2G Agreement: This document provides additional help to ADS 201 relating to Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Plans for activities implemented through Government-to-Government (G2G)...
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A learning agenda includes a (1) set of questions addressing the critical knowledge gaps impeding informed design and implementation decisions and (2) plans for learning activities to help answer those questions. A basic process for a learning agenda includes three key steps:Understanding the context Developing and...
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What is a Learning Agenda?According to the Office of Management and Budget, a learning agenda is a set of broad questions directly related to the work that an agency conducts that, when answered, enables the agency to work more effectively and efficiently, particularly pertaining to evaluation, evidence, and...
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