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Development is measured in statistics; economic growth rates, life expectancy, literacy rates, population growth – to mention just a few – provide an objective assessment of progress. But the numbers by themselves cannot tell the whole story. Although Vietnam is rightly acknowledged as a development success, with rapid...
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| By Dan Burns
USAID/Ukraine applied elements of the Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) framework and key concepts to strengthen strategic planning and donor coordination in Ukraine. The Ukraine collaborative mapping effort supports USAID/Ukraine in achieving the following objectives: 1) to assess and analyze the current...
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UBALE (United in Building and Advancing Life Expectations) is a USAID-funded DFAP which aims to reduce chronic malnutrition and food insecurity and increase resilience among vulnerable populations in Southern Malawi. UBALE's Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) department is spearheading an ongoing...
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Health facilities in Zambia send in monthly logistics reports to a centralized electronic logistics management information system.  The information collected on routine logistics data can provide insight into the performance of the supply chain system (for example, do health facilities report monthly for regular re...
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The USAID/Kenya and East Africa Family Health Program strives to support equitable Family Health services and contribute to the global goal to end preventable maternal and child deaths by 2030. 2017 proved to be a particularly difficult year for the program, when the Kenyan healthcare system was paralyzed by nation-wide...
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The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are implementing a collaborative applied research project entitled the Yetu Initiative, which launched in 2014. Yetu posits that development outcomes are best achieved when citizens lead in addressing their own needs and...
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HEP+ started in April 2016, with a new component for health sector reform. Three months later, HEP+ successfully connected all major players, produced consensus about vision, strategic lines, and reform stages. The president and vice president launched the reform process. Only one month later, Ministry of Health (MOH)...
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In 2017, QED initiated a crowdsourcing effort to encourage staff connections and generate ideas to improve products and services. As a growing, global organization it was becoming evident that QED staff were increasingly decentralized even though they were often doing similar work with similar clients and partners. They...
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This case is about absorbing the realities of families living in high-risk communities in different countries to adapt an intervention proven to reduce risks of gang-joining in the U.S. It is about adaping the Los Angeles Gang Reduction and Youth Development secondary prevention model, hereafter referred to as the “LA...
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As part of its efforts to increase accountability to the people served through its projects, in 2016 CRS DRC put in place a nationwide, toll-free beneficiary feedback hotline through which participants could share their inputs, concerns and complaints on project activities. Initially trialed through five projects, the...
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