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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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This book captures the experiences and voices of over 6,000 people who have received international assistance, observed the effects of aid efforts, or been involved in providing aid. Over time, across very different contexts and continents, people’s experiences with international aid efforts have been remarkably...
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Tips to make designs more reflective of power dynamics and incentives
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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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This paper describes how adaptive management can be fostered if participatory 'evaluative thinking' activities are used to analyze assumptions in theory of change models.
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This paper, written by Craig Valters for The Justice and Security Research Forum, provides an analysis of how Theories of Change are used in the day-to-day practice of an international development organisation.
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Uganda Health, HIV and Education CLA Framework
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This report presents background information and key content related to a USAID-sponsored workshop on Theories of Change Indicator Development.
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This one-page guidance document shares tips for producing USAID development hypotheses, including "do's," "don'ts," and examples.
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