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This resource describes how to conduct at least one portfolio review per year that focuses on progress toward strategy-level results.
USAID Contribution
In the first week of 2018, USAID's Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance hosted an excellent presentation and discussion with Milica Panic, the chief of party of the Liberia Accountability and Voice Initiative (LAVI), implemented by DAI. LAVI is considered an archetype example of a program...
Community Contribution
Ugandans face high out of pocket costs to access health care. To remove the cost barrier to care, HealthPartners trains local stakeholders to manage their own health insurance cooperatives, so members prepay for basic health care and access it when needed. Initially, all health care providers made surpluses. The...
Community Contribution
| By Britt Cruz
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
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...
Community Contribution
These tips are part of a series of tips and resources to support context-driven adaptation in programming. For other resources, see the public version of the Context-Driven Adaptation Collection or the internal staff version.This note collects a few tips, from those who have managed partnerships as...
Community Contribution
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...
USAID Contribution
Adaptive management is at the heart of ‘doing development differently’ (Wild et al., 2016). Whether it is ‘here to stay’ depends on how much it is mainstreamed into existing development programming, especially planning, monitoring, evaluation, and learning (PMEL) cycles. In this report, we find that mainstreaming...
Community Contribution
This experimental methodology takes a fresh look at the notion of value for money, by redefining ‘value’ as the changes experienced in terms of new knowledge, attitudes and behaviour. Shifting the focus from what has been delivered to what has been achieved brings the analysis closer to the daily realities of...
Community Contribution
To be effective in complex environments we need to be more agile and able to adapt to changes in needs and opportunities in a timely and intentional way.This document articulates why adaptive management is important, unpacks what it is, and elaborates the four elements that underpin it: culture, people and skills, tools...
Community Contribution

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