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...
A Discussion Note introducing the concepts of complexity and its relation to USAID programming. The paper outline five complexity-aware monitoring methods
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...
Activities and resources for facilitating pause and reflection
These core resources accompany "Thinking and Working Politically through Applied PEA: A Guide for Practitioners" providing tools needed to plan and support PEA/TWP efforts.
While there is no single way to structure any of the processes or documents associated with a PEA, these materials may be supportive of your efforts to consider, plan or conduct applied Political Economy Analysis.
The "Systems and Complexity White Paper" is a how-to manual for USAID missions, operating units and partners on the application of systemic design, monitoring & evaluation practices into international development programming.
Collaborating, Learning and Adapting Framework and Maturity Tool documents
This note defines impact evaluations and discusses design and key planning considerations
Exit Interviews are usually thought of as a rather formal interview between a manager and staff member leaving an organisation, focusing on the latter's reasons for leaving. Increasingly, however, exit interviews are a label for a specific learning process emphasising the importance of capturing and storing know-how....