Modern communities of practice (CoP) built on a foundation of technology and social media are emerging on a global scale. Considering the speed at which technology evolves, best practices also continue to evolve for building, maintaining and measuring the effectiveness of these modern communities. This report attempts to outline and discuss key lessons learned to date and provide several recommendations based upon available evidence and expert opinion. But each CoP – defined here as a group of professionals with similar interests – is unique in purpose and must find its own path to success.
This guidance brief provides information on requirements for webinar production, how-tos, lessons learned, and resources.
Peer assists are face-to-face or virtual gatherings that bring colleagues together to share knowledge, best practices, or lessons learned on a particular topic. They can be an extremely useful learning activity to facilitate knowledge sharing, participatory learning, and collective problem solving. This document provides further information on the types of peer assists, assumptions and responsibilities, processes, lessons learned and resources.
Development Grants Program Global Evaluation Summary
This crowd sourcing effort involved volunteers who virtually collaborated with USAID staff to review Agency data on specific USAID economic growth activities, and help code that data with geographic information
This article outlines the four guiding principles of outcome mapping (OC) and the approach to planning, monitoring, and evaluating social change initiatives.
Communities of Practice and Networks: Reviewing Two Perspectives on Social Learning