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In 2016, USAID’s Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance launched its Learning Agenda—a set of research questions designed to address the issues that confront staff in USAID field offices working on the intersection of development and democracy, human rights, and governance.This literature review...
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Two literature reviews and related infographics explore:(1) Effective Human Rights Campaigns: A new DRG literature review addresses questions about human rights awareness campaigns, including: What makes human rights awareness campaigns successful? Why do many campaigns fail? What are the unintended negative...
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This publication organizes and evaluates the body of current academic theory that can contribute to greater understanding of democratic openings in authoritarian systems. The authors explore why and how these openings may occur, recognizing that most cases of subtle change away from authoritarianism do not necessarily...
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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.
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Aid Recipient Perspectives on Strengthening Country Systems
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This resource captures some of the learning from the Emergency Capacity Building Project's experience of collaboration.
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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.
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This report discusses the impact of the National Health Plan in post-conflict Liberia.
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This guide presents an approach to developing a monitoring and evaluation system for projects supported by the Catholic Relief Services (CRS).
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This paper provides an outline for how to leverage evaluation as a strategic tool for the revitalization of U.S. foreign assistance.
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