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This case details internal and external collaboration in the Community Health and Improved Nutrition (CHAIN) Project (2014-2019) implemented in Rwanda. CHAIN is a multi-sectoral nutrition project designed to address health and nutrition disparities that affect Rwandans. CHAIN developed a project management team (PMT) to...
USAID Contribution
Effective collaboration is a critical aspect of USAID’s work. It ensures that the Agency establishes and leverages relationships with key stakeholders, including other U.S. government actors, donors, host government counterparts, partners, civil society, and the private sector. Collaboration is important in order to...
USAID Contribution
A learning agenda includes a (1) set of questions addressing the critical knowledge gaps impeding informed design and implementation decisions and (2) plans for learning activities to help answer those questions. A basic process for a learning agenda includes three key steps:Understanding the context Developing and...
Community Contribution
Net-Map is an interview-based mapping tool that helps people understand, visualize, discuss, and improve situations in which many different actors influence outcomes. By creating Influence Network Maps, individuals and groups can clarify their own view of a situation, foster discussion, and develop a strategic approach...
Community Contribution
The case presents the learning and collaboration as well as adoption experiences of the Africa RISING program, with a specific focus on the Ethiopian highlands project. As a research-for-development project, learning and collaboration is in the DNA of Africa RISING. Thus, to achieve the different results, the project...
Community Contribution
In Village Enterprise's first year implementing USAID Community Connector, the project recognized that youth were an excluded demographic across activities. Recognizing the project's flexibility and eagerness to understand its communities, FHI 360 funded a study focused on researching the preferences and habits of rural...
Community Contribution
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...
Community Contribution
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
This case focuses on how AidData and its Research and Evaluation Unit coordinated students, faculty, and staff from the College of William and Mary to create an online dashboard to provide information resources in direct response to needs of partner organizations on the ground in Nepal after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake...
Community Contribution
Amidst disappointing data on reading proficiency among children in Guatemala, USAID constituted the Education Reform in the Classroom Project (2009-2014). Among other things, the project aimed to increase effectiveness of teaching practices, improve the classroom learning environment, foster the effective acquisition of...
Community Contribution

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