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A Discussion Note introducing the concepts of complexity and its relation to USAID programming. The paper outline five complexity-aware monitoring methods
USAID Contribution
The Global Learning for Adaptive Management (GLAM) is an initiative envisioned as a globally networked learning alliance that aims to actively identify, operationalise and promote rigorous evidence-based approaches to adaptive management. GLAM has a legacy of research on effective monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) for Adaptive management (MEL4AM) and a library focused on adaptive and MEL4AM work.
Community Contribution
USAID’s evaluation policy and the integration of aid effectiveness principles in our work created an important impetus for USAID/Peru to incorporate Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) capacity building as a specific focus of our assistance. As we increasingly worked directly with local partners, it became clear that...
Community Contribution
Jordan is a small yet highly pressurized country under strain from a mounting Syrian refugee and humanitarian crisis. Jordan now hosts the world’s fifth-largest refugee population. In response to this situation, USAID Jordan’s Office of Population and Family Health (PFH) has dramatically expanded and realigned its...
Community Contribution
This paper describes how adaptive management can be fostered if participatory 'evaluative thinking' activities are used to analyze assumptions in theory of change models.
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
CARE developed a Participatory Performance Tracker to put communities at the center of our learning and adaptation, as well as our monitoring and evaluation. The tool holds us and communities accountable to progress, and allows us all to adapt programs together to get to better results. Watch this interview with Emily...
Community Contribution
Focus group interviews (also often called focus group discussions) are a key tool for collecting data to support many USAID activities. This data collection technique is widely used in international development planning, monitoring, and evaluation. They are quick, versatile and typically inexpensive, so they can be used...
USAID Contribution
This case was submitted as part of the KM Impact Challenge in 2011.
Community Contribution
This case was submitted as part of the KM Impact Challenge in 2011.
Community Contribution