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To improve organizational learning and effectively address programmatic challenges, CRS Vietnam has made deliberate efforts to operationalize the USAID-initiated CLA approach. Through a Start Network-funded emergency response to the worst flooding in nearly 20 years caused by the Damrey typhoon, five CLA subcomponents...
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The 2014–2015 outbreak of Ebola devastated communities in Liberia, overwhelming their fragile health care system with at least 10,675 cases and 4,809 disease-related deaths (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2016). Prior to the outbreak, Global Communities, an international nonprofit development...
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This paper describes how adaptive management can be fostered if participatory 'evaluative thinking' activities are used to analyze assumptions in theory of change models.
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The Biodiversity Cross-Mission Learning Program has two key components: (1) a Theory of Change to serve as a common framework for implementing a learning agenda; and (2) facilitation of virtual learning groups around learning agendas that allow participants to learn at their own pace and level of engagement.The video...
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The USAID-facilitated Bangladesh Livestock Coordination group consists of seven livestock projects funded by seven different donor agencies whose purpose is to improve the productivity of the Bangladesh livestock sector, particularly the more than 35 million cattle in a targeted region that has significantly lagged...
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After fifty years of development work in Malawi, it was clear that traditional development structures were failing to lift Malawians out of the poverty trap. So the Mission asked, if we change the way we work, could we achieve better, more sustainable results? To answer this question, the Mission devised its "...
USAID Contribution
In June 2015, the USAID/Uganda Feed the Future Agricultural Inputs Activity was reaching its midway point, and the team commissioned a Strategic Assessment to determine if the Activity was on track towards achieving transformational change in the agro-inputs system. The Strategic Assessment found that the Activity’s...
Community Contribution
Development actors increasingly agree that managing programs adaptively – especially complex interventions – can improve their effectiveness. A growing body of evidence supports this claim. But what does adaptive management look like in practice? What does it require of managers and donors to make happen? How can we...
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