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Activity Design & Implementation

USAID implements its strategies and projects through activity design and implementation. An activity carries out an intervention or set of interventions, typically though an implementing mechanism such as a contract, assistance program, or partnership.

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Applications of Forest Monitoring Tools for Development Projects

May 28,2019
By: Lawrence Connell
Recommendations for multilateral funding agencies to increase the use of forest monitoring tools across development sectors, as a matter of policy and practice to meet sustainability goals.https://bankinformationcenter.org/en-us/update/forest-monitoring-what-can-world-bank--others-do/
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Intro to Applied Political Economy Analysis for Somalia Access to Justice

May 28,2019
By: djacobstein
This short introduction to an applied political economy analysis is from the Somalia Expanding Access to Justice program, implemented by Freedom House in consortia with Pact. This introduction is worth sharing because it lays out the framing of the PEA to explicitly connect it to how it will be used, and updated, over the course of progra...
Adapting
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Discussion Note: Making Evidence Accessible through Evaluation Synthesis

May 07,2019
By: tonyagiannoni
Evaluation syntheses are analytic reviews of evaluations that aggregate findings from evaluation reports and/or examine the quality of the evaluations reviewed. This Discussion Note, Making Evidence Accessible through Evaluation Synthesis, focuses on two common types of evaluation syntheses that USAID commissions: meta-evaluations an...
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Update Brownbag on Liberia Accountability and Voice Initiative (LAVI)

Feb 22,2019
By: Milica Panic
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 designed to think and w...
Adapting
Collaborating
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Realtime Data for Adaptive Management: BRAMA Belarus

Feb 05,2019
By: djacobstein
This resource provides an overview of complementary techniques used to scan and understand the environment in the BRAMA Belarus program. BRAMA employs a comprehensive “environmental scanning” methodology that is comprised of a set of analytical tools to glean real-time data from a variety of sources that influences project decision ma...
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Improving Strategic Planning, Donor Coordination, and Leveraging through CLA

Dec 31,2018
By: David Hatch
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 donor landscape in Ukra...
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Learning From CRS’ Beneficiary Feedback Mechanism in the DRC

Dec 19,2018
By: Bruce Luaba
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 hotline has been a h...
Culture
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Learning to Adapt: Understanding Factors to Resilience Building in Malawi

Dec 14,2018
By: Tanner Roark
The Njira Project (Pathways to Sustainable Food Security) is a USAID-funded program designed to improve food security among vulnerable households in Balaka and Machinga districts in Southern Malawi through a layering approach of interventions meant to build resilience among participants. The participants in these two targeted districts fr...
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Pause, Reflect and Adapt: Using CLA to Adapt World Vision's Promotional Graduation Model

Dec 11,2018
By: Saeqah Kabir
World Vision’s food security, nutrition and resilience project, ‘Nobo Jatra/New Beginning’ in south west Bangladesh has a Promotional Graduation component with the goal to create pathways out of poverty for 14,000 ultra-poor women, split into two cohorts of 7,000 each. Promotional Graduation has a strong learning and evidence based ...
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