This brief explores the issues and learning related to work the USAID/Honduras Transforming Market Systems (TMS) Activity has been leading to support both public- and private-sector stakeholders to generate and use metrics and data for decision-making, setting economic growth agendas, building alliances, and adapt to changing circumstances.
These exploratory analyses draw from two loosely interconnected efforts:USAID’s Paper Series on Capacity and Capacity Strengthening, andA synthesis of recommendations from nine evaluations and final reports for Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) activities posted on USAID’s Development Experience...
In the first week of 2018, USAID's Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance hosted an excellent presentation and discussion with Milica Panic, the chief of party of the Liberia Accountability and Voice Initiative (LAVI), implemented by DAI. LAVI is considered an archetype example of a program...
There is a growing recognition that political economy analysis (PEA) is an essential aspect of external donor assistance to complex health reform processes. USAID’s Vision for Health Systems Strengthening (2015–2019), for example, recognizes that “broad political economy issues often drive health systems organization,...
Is a genuinely sustainable, locally-led, politically-smart approach to economic governance and Business Environment Reform possible? Lessons from 10 years implementing ENABLE in Nigeria
While there is no single way to structure any of the processes or documents associated with a PEA, these materials may be supportive of your efforts to consider, plan or conduct applied Political Economy Analysis.
This paper describes how adaptive management can be fostered if participatory 'evaluative thinking' activities are used to analyze assumptions in theory of change models.
This bulletin from the Office of Acquisitions and Assistance provides guidance on how to allow for learning, flexibility, and adaptability in contracts.
This resource is available to USAID staff only. Click on the link to view it on ProgramNet.
As part of the Learning About Learning (L-squared) initiative, this one-pager describes the success of the KDMD experience in "resetting the relationship" between client and contractor, including a definition, value proposition, implementation process and recommendations, and a mini-case study.