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There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that people struggle to actually use data and evidence to inform their decisions. While there are a number of reasons for this, one of the main reasons is that teams and organizations often fail to internalize the data and evidence they have. If people don’t interpret or...
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Applying Evidence: What Works? A Rapid Literature Review
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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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Recent DRG Impact Evaluation reports examine:(1) USAID's Ghana Strengthening Accountability Mechanisms (GSAM) project: An impact evaluation of USAID's GSAM project, which aims to increase accountability of local District Assemblies in Ghana, tested the effect of two distinct efforts to increase accountability and...
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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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In close collaboration with the USAID Bureau for Food Security, the Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) project organizes Market Facilitation Peer-Learning Events aimed at sharing learning and experiences among Implementation...
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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...
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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.
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Public sector innovation is not an oxymoron according to SSIR's article
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