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 resource captures some of the learning from the Emergency Capacity Building Project's experience of collaboration.
This document provides a brief overview of the Emergency Capacity Building Project and an introduction to their resource: What We Know About Collaboration: the ECB country consortium experience.
This brief case study on a Value Chain project in Africa illustrates how incorporating adaptability into projects is important for learning to take place.
This report discusses the impact of the National Health Plan in post-conflict Liberia.
This article explores the usefulness of Outcome Mapping through five case studies.
This guide presents an approach to developing a monitoring and evaluation system for projects supported by the Catholic Relief Services (CRS).
This toolkit from ODI presents 30 useful tools and techniques that have been used to facilitate improved knowledge and learning in the development and humanitarian sectors.
This study synthesizes existing research on knowledge and learning in the development sector, and draws out eight key questions for exmining related strategies and systems in development agencies.