Compiled in partnership between the U.S. Global Development Lab’s Office of Evaluation and Impact Assessment (Lab/EIA) and the USAID LEARN contract, Learning (in the) Lab: A Utilization-Focused Learning Playbook is designed to share with our colleagues the tools and resources we’ve used to design, develop, implement, and iterate upon a bureau-wide, utilization-focused learning agenda called the Lab Evaluation, Research, and Learning (ERL) Plan.
CLA and Developmental Evaluations
Missions and Washington OUs must ensure that USAID implementing partners submit datasets—and supporting documentation such as code books, data dictionaries, scope, and methodology used to collect and analyze the data—compiled under USAID-funded evaluations to the Development Data Library (see ADS 579 and Frequently...
This document, an ADS 201 Additional Help resource, provides direction on how to develop a Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) plan for a Mission's Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP).It outlines the information to include in a CLA plan, describes the processes Missions can use to understand their current CLA...
The value of an evaluation is in its use. Evaluations should inform decision-making, contribute to learning, and help improve the quality of development programs. This guidance offers USAID Program Officers practical guidance to ensure that evaluations serve these purposes and support improvement and learning. While...
As part of the Learning About Learning (L-squared) initiative, this one-pager describes lessons learned on the types and use of knowledge management and learning tools from the KDMD experience including a definition, value proposition, implementation process and recommendations, and a mini-case study.
As part of the Learning About Learning (L-squared) initiative, this one-pager describes lessons learned in creating web development platorms from the KDMD experience including a definition, value proposition, implementation process and recommendations, and a mini-case study.
As part of the Learning About Learning (L-squared) initiative, this one-pager describes the communications and messaging lessons learned from the KDMD experience including a definition, value proposition, implementation process and recommendations, and a mini-case study.
Addressing tacit knowledge is critical for effective organizational learning. Although tacit knowledge can be challenging to identify and manage, creating processes and practices that facilitate its capture and transfer can allow organizations to create efficiencies and improve their learning practice. This document provides guidance on methods for identifying, capturing, and transferring tacit knowledge based on experiences from the USAID-funded Knowledge-Driven Microenterprise Development (KDMD) project.
Twitter is a form of online communication known as micro-blogging, which allows users to engage and interact with a diverse audience through short messages. Posts on Twitter are known as tweets and are restricted to 140 characters or less. In addition to posting tweets, users can also follow and view updates from others, post public replies, or send private direct messages. Through Twitter, development practitioners can build an online presence and increase the visibility of their work, build relationships, foster dialogue and utilize additional channels for knowledge sharing. This guidance document offers an overview of Twitter language, processes and uses along with examples and resources.