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Streamlining of Automated Directives System (ADS) Chapter 201

Dec 02,2020
By: USAID/PPL
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator John Barsa has streamlined Chapter 201 of our ADS, Program Cycle Operational Policy, to shift our emphasis from bureaucracy to the real work of supporting development progress.  The reformed policy responds to calls from the field to streamline the Agency’s proc...
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ADS 201, Program Cycle Operational Policy, Key Requirements

Dec 02,2020
By: USAID/PPL
This 10-page document summarizes key "musts" (requirements) and "shoulds" (best practices) in the revision of ADS 201 that was codified on October 28, 2020.
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Fail Again. Fail Better

Nov 17,2020
By: Emily Janoch
“Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” --Samuel BeckettHere’s my favorite part of that quote: the ultimate goal is not a lack of failure; it’s better failures. That’s good news for CARE, because we just published round two of our Learning From Failure initiative, and…I know this will surprise everyone…...
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The DRG Learning Agenda: Building a Foundation for Evidence-Based and Data-Driven Programming

Nov 09,2020
By: Learning Lab
Over the past five years, the DRG Center's Learning Division has implemented a learning agenda initiative to support evidence generation on key DRG topics. On October 20, 2020 this session was held to discuss the journey so far and plans for the next generation learning agenda. The DRG Center also shared a useful tool to measure and monit...
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That was then, this is now.

Nov 04,2020
By: Multi-Donor Learning Partnership for Development Impact
A collective look-back at the first 2 years of the Multi-Donor Learning Partnership for Development ImpactThis blog was cross-posted from the Multi-Donor Learning Partnership (MDLP) website. A little more than two years ago, a small group of knowledge management (KM) and organizational learning (OL) leaders and practitioners in some ...
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The Global Learning for Adaptive Management initiative (GLAM)

Oct 28,2020
By: Learning Lab
The Global Learning for Adaptive Management (GLAM) is an initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department for International Development (DFID). GLAM is envisioned as a globally networked learning alliance that aimed to actively identify, operationalise and promote rigorous evidence-bas...
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CLA in the Time of COVID-19: Adapting, Pivoting and Partnering to Maintain Nutrition Progress

Oct 23,2020
By: Abigail Conrad
USAID Advancing Nutrition is the agency’s flagship multi-sectoral nutrition project. Led by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) and a diverse group of experienced partners, we strengthen the enabling environment and support country-led scaling of effective, integrated, and sustainable multi-sectoral nutrition programs, int...
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PIVOT-SRLA Learning Review Final Report, March 2020

Oct 09,2020
By: Learning Lab
The PIVOT -SRLA Learning Review Final Report captured promising practices, lessons learned, and evidence of change from the yearlong PIVOT: Practical, InnoVative, On-the-Job Training Cohort Program on how to advance PSE as a pathway toward self-reliance. The inaugural PIVOT: Practical, InnoVative, On-the-Job Training cohort incl...
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PIVOT Cohort Competencies, Practice Statements and Sub-Practices

Oct 09,2020
By: Learning Lab
The PIVOT: Practical, InnoVative, On-the-Job Training theory of change posits that staff must exhibit skills in three areas of capacity — PSE, CLA, and leadership for change management — to successfully foster a PSE orientation within their Missions to address development challenges.The PIVOT program focuses on building staff competen...
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