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There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that people struggle to actually use data and evidence to inform their decisions. While there are a number of reasons for this, one of the main reasons is that teams and organizations often fail to internalize the data and evidence they have. If people don’t interpret or...
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In this video, Lant Pritchett, provides an overview of PDIA core principles: problem-solving; authorizing positive deviation; iterating and adapting; and scaling practices through diffusion. We believe that success builds institutions and not vice versa.BSC video series The Building State Capability (BSC) program at the...
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Activities and resources for facilitating pause and reflection
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A training module for all levels to understand how different types of capital contribute to and can be leveraged for resilience
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This is a revised listing of Program Cycle related terms, which has been updated with the release of ADS 201.
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A Before Action Review (BAR) is a method for a team starting a project, activity, or event to assess what knowledge they already have.  A BAR helps a team state their intentions just before commencing the project and helps identify potential challenges and risks by drawing on lessons learned from past experiences....
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USAID is committed to full and active disclosure of evaluation reports, methods, findings, and data produced by the Agency or partners receiving USAID funding. This is guided by Agency policies and directives, including the USAID ADS Reference 201mae and ADS 540 – Development Experience Information. These direct that...
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This PowerPoint presentation was developed by USAID/RDMA for their Mentoring Academy with FSNs.
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This bulletin from the Office of Acquisitions and Assistance provides guidance on how to allow for learning, flexibility, and adaptability in contracts.
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Over the past two years, USAID/Malawi implemented a Geographic Information System (GIS) to provide a spatial component to evidenced-based data analysis at the Mission. The Mission uses GIS to inform decision making processes across the program cycle from strategy to targeted program designs, data analysis and...
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