USAID's Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting principles and approaches help staff and partners to work more effectively with local actors, country partners...
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.
This paper provides an overview of the facilitation approach with information drawn from its use in market systems development.
Practitioners working in nutrition must start thinking about the effect food, health, and education systems have on nutrition practices and outcomes. “Systems thinking” means paying attention to the unpredictable interactions among actors, sectors, disciplines, and determinants of nutrition. That thinking results in new ways of approaching, analyzing, and solving challenges, which must be applied through policy development, program design, implementation, and research. SPRING approaches systems in two ways – by articulating and promoting systems thinking for nutrition and by strengthening specific components of those systems. This paper makes the case for why systems thinking is important for nutrition and proposes several approaches to strengthening systems for nutrition.
This e-learning module covers 36 lessons that review a variety of tools and methodologies to support knowledge sharing.
This guideline, authored by the Asian Development Bank, offers a framework for strengthening internal learning from operational practice, and external learning from long-term knowledge partnerships.
This website offers information on the positive deviance approach.
This compendium of knowledge solutions is a handy, quick reference guide to tools, methods, and approaches.
Communities of Practice and Networks: Reviewing Two Perspectives on Social Learning