Looking for evidence to inform how you engage the private sector in your work? Look no further than USAID’s New Private Sector Engagement (PSE) Evidence Gap Map! The Evidence Gap Map can support the learning efforts of Missions and Operating Units and further evidence generation under the Self Reliance Learning Agenda (...
The Summary outlines the ways in which DI’s use of collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) mindsets and practices contributed to its development achievements.
A four step tool for managing the systematic transfer organizational knowledge
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.
It’s really hard to talk about failure.Admitting Failure hopes to change that. It is painful for civil society organizations to acknowledge when we don’t meet our goals and objectives; it is just as painful to worry about how funders will react to such failure. The paradox is that we do everything we can to avoid...
New Directions in Local Capacity Development
The SEEP Practitioner Learning Program (PLP) on Rural and Agricultural Finance and Food Security (RAFFS) is an action learning project that focused on approaches to, and the interconnection of, rural and agricultural finance and household well-being, including food security.
Public sector innovation is not an oxymoron according to SSIR's article
Report: Integration of USAID in the Western Highlands
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