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These exploratory analyses draw from two loosely interconnected efforts:USAID’s Paper Series on Capacity and Capacity Strengthening, andA synthesis of recommendations from nine evaluations and final reports for Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) activities posted on USAID’s Development Experience...
USAID Contribution
This Discussion Note outlines key considerations for USAID staff and evaluators when deciding to conduct an ex-post evaluation and then planning for, designing, implementing, and using findings from ex-post evaluations. Those commissioning an ex-post evaluation should consult with an evaluation specialist and consider...
USAID Contribution
The Summary outlines the ways in which DI’s use of collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) mindsets and practices contributed to its development achievements.
Community Contribution
A new way of understanding the sources of influence and revenue for civil society, and how they contribute to a country's journey to self-reliance
Community Contribution
Evaluation syntheses are analytic reviews of evaluations that aggregate findings from evaluation reports and/or examine the quality of the evaluations reviewed. This Discussion Note, Making Evidence Accessible through Evaluation Synthesis, focuses on two common types of evaluation syntheses that USAID commissions:...
USAID Contribution
USAID/Ukraine applied elements of the Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) framework and key concepts to strengthen strategic planning and donor coordination in Ukraine. The Ukraine collaborative mapping effort supports USAID/Ukraine in achieving the following objectives: 1) to assess and analyze the current...
Community Contribution
The Njira Project (Pathways to Sustainable Food Security) is a USAID-funded program designed to improve food security among vulnerable households in Balaka and Machinga districts in Southern Malawi through a layering approach of interventions meant to build resilience among participants. The participants in these two...
Community Contribution
The Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability (SALT): Developed through a co-creation process to enable activity co-design on a global scale to build a knowledge sharing and learning platform -- modeling CLA throughout its implementation! Much of the world relies on fisheries for livelihood and nutrition....
Community Contribution
The Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus activity in Afghanistan works to strengthen the impact and sustainability of the Afghan Social Marketing Organization (ASMO), which markets subsidized child and reproductive health products with the goal of improving the well-being of the Afghan...
Community Contribution
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...
Community Contribution

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