Compiled in partnership between the U.S. Global Development Lab’s Office of Evaluation and Impact Assessment (Lab/EIA) and the USAID LEARN contract, Learning (in the) Lab: A Utilization-Focused Learning Playbook is designed to share with our colleagues the tools and resources we’ve used to design, develop, implement, and iterate upon a bureau-wide, utilization-focused learning agenda called the Lab Evaluation, Research, and Learning (ERL) Plan.
2019 DRG analysis of political transition Armenia
Techniques for achieving results and tracking progress in the fluid and rapidly changing operating environment of authoritarian-ruled Belarus.
The webinar was hosted by Sarah Swift, David Jacobstein (DCHA/DRG/CSP), and Ishrat Husain (AFR/Health), featuring a panel of Political Economy experts from Palladium, Results for Development, and DAI Global Health.
The engagement grid below outlines a variety of approaches to conducting learning activities to help answer learning questions. Often, we rely on approaches that we have used in the past without pausing to reflect on whether those approaches are the best fit given our learning questions. This grid is intended for use by...
This checklist is intended for use by USAID and implementing partner staff when developing or reviewing learning questions during monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) planning processes. It can be used to assess the appropriateness of each learning question based on utility, focus, feasibility, and inclusivity....
CLA and Developmental Evaluations
Tips for Creating a Learning Agenda
Governments play a major role in the development process, constantly introducing reforms and policies to achieve developmental objectives. Many of these interventions have a limited impact, however; schools get built but children don’t learn, IT systems are introduced but not used, plans are written but not implemented...
Applying Evidence: What Works? A Rapid Literature Review