This brief explores the issues and learning related to work the USAID/Honduras Transforming Market Systems (TMS) Activity has been leading to support both public- and private-sector stakeholders to generate and use metrics and data for decision-making, setting economic growth agendas, building alliances, and adapt to changing circumstances.
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.
Collaboration is great when it works. But, well, life can be awful when things are not going well between USAID and a critical implementing partner. It happens more often than we would wish, and it can be a pain in the neck! The unhealthy behaviors that throw things out of whack are simple: one part perceived...
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...
Successful collaboration requires a facilitative leader. Facilitative leadership, if executed well, can increase effectiveness by harnessing the resources of many, can increase efficiency by avoiding duplication and conflict, and can be a powerful leveraging mechanism to achieve high level development goals.
Collaborating, Learning and Adapting Framework and Maturity Tool documents
Updated version of the OCA tool for facilitated self-assessment of organizational strengths and weaknesses
This is an in depth facilitators guide to knowledge sharing methods and tools, which includes workshop structures, logisitics, and planning/preparation timelines.
Communities of Practice and Networks: Reviewing Two Perspectives on Social Learning
This document provides an interesting matrix of tools for knowledge management and their specific suitability for individual, team, organization, preparation, action and reflection.