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The Preparedness & Response Project (P&R) was tasked with supporting the establishment and strengthening of multisectoral coordinating mechanisms to prevent, detect and respond to disease outbreaks in 16 countries. While academics, development partners and host country governments generally agree that a...
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Ministry of Education in Ghana requested more evidence to guide policy decisions and introduce more systematic processes with which to implement teacher rationalization-which effectively means how to plan for the effective placement of teachers. Rather than conducting a standard assessment, USAID and its implementer,...
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WMI (Water Management Initiative) is a five-year USAID initiative implemented by Tetra Tech. WMI’s purpose is to support the Government of Jordan (GOJ) to achieve measurable improvement and greater sustainability of the water sector by providing technical assistance to strengthen the GOJ’s reform, policy development and...
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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...
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USAID/Pakistan has the agency’s second-largest program portfolio, with more than 80 complex mechanisms whose combined value is almost $2 billion. We have discovered that implementing partners share many common performance management problems and take varied efforts to solve them. A lack of knowledge sharing among the...
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From fall 2015 through the spring of 2016, USAID/Zimbabwe developed its Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) for 2016–2021. This is our first full CDCS following a three-year transition strategy. We used a collaborative, scenario-based process during an intensive, four-week period to learn how to incorporate...
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Rural areas of the African Sahel suffer from many hardships that dampen community resilience, leaving households prone to socioeconomic shocks. USAID’s Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced (RISE) initiative includes 28 activities in Niger and Burkina Faso. Through the five-year Sahel Resilience Learning (SAREL) activity, we...
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Recently, the DRG Center presented the findings from six DRG Integration Case Studies (Ethiopia, Indonesia, Rwanda, Guatemala, Malawi and Nepal) to 50 representatives of key USAID offices, universities, and implementing partners. Now we present our Synthesis Report, which gathers all of the evidence and synthesizes lessons for the entire agency. Also included are Tip Sheets for Integrating DRG in the Field and Two-Pagers on each of the six Case Studies.
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This submission describes a knowledge management (KM) intervention designed to help the Palestinian Health Capacity Project (PHCP) begin to address an urgent, longstanding, and worsening problem that has been weakening the health system serving the West Bank. That problem consists of a lack of readily available...
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Assistance and interventions in global health now take years to be implemented, and many are not scaled up, thus having limited population-level impact. In addition, country ownership and sustainability are not often achieved. This collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) case study highlights efforts at building a...
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