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In the first week of 2018, USAID's Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance hosted an excellent presentation and discussion with Milica Panic, the chief of party of the Liberia Accountability and Voice Initiative (LAVI), implemented by DAI. LAVI is considered an archetype example of a program...
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The goals of the USAID Agro-Inputs Project in Bangladesh are to raise awareness of high-quality agro-inputs, including seeds, crop protection products, and fertilizers, and to encourage women’s participation in the agro-inputs sector. We experienced several challenges in identifying women who were eligible to apply to...
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USAID/Food for Peace’s pilot approach, Refine and Implement, builds a one-year refinement period into each activity. At the end of the year, we ask implementing partners to refine their theories of change and implementation planning to better respond to the opportunities and challenges in the local context.CLA...
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The Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning Innovations activity, known as MERLIN, is an effort to source, co-create, and co-design innovations in monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) to be tested in the USAID context. MERLIN is led by the US Global Development Lab, with support from USAID’s...
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Net-Map is an interview-based mapping tool that helps people understand, visualize, discuss, and improve situations in which many different actors influence outcomes. By creating Influence Network Maps, individuals and groups can clarify their own view of a situation, foster discussion, and develop a strategic approach...
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This is a case story about using collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) to improve a community-level intervention within the Community Connector (CC) project in Uganda. CC is a USAID Feed the Future project operating in 15 districts in North and South Western Uganda. The project provides a comprehensive and multi-...
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The Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) video storyboard depicts the story of the obstacles that Valentina has faced throughout her life. Valentina is a Trans woman living in the Dominican Republic who has been working for a community-based organization (CBO) that advocates for LGBTI rights. There are several...
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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...
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Akros has been working in Zambia in Community-Led Total Sanitation towards improving uptake of open defecation free (ODF) status at the village level. Our innovative approach utilized mobile phones and cloud-based data aggregation to empower the government and its stakeholders with a real-time picture of both the scale...
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The Strengthening Decentralization for Sustainability (SDS) Program, a USAID-funded project in Uganda, carried out a Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) study to assess the impact of one of its intervention approaches: program support through integrated planning and budgeting for direct technical assistance, a...
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