This resource, part of the context-driven adaptation collection (see https://usaidlearninglab.org/context-driven-adaptation-overview), provides tips on how to enable context-driven adaptation, or thinking and working politically (TWP), within a USAID strategy. It also relates TWP to the journey to self-reliance. As...
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
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.
Six Simple Questions to Help Identify Your Monitoring and/or Evaluation Need
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....
This USAID Program Cycle Technical Note describes the 5Rs Framework and demonstrates how it can be applied to strengthen local systems and promote sustainability.
The primary objective of this KM assessment is to identify the most effective ways to reach key audiences of food security enabling environment topics and foster the exchange of information and knowledge to inform the design of a KM implementation plan for the project.
Outcome mapping is a methodology for planning, monitoring and evaluating development initiatives in order to bring about sustainable social change.