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Strategic collaboration, continuous learning, and adaptive management (CLA) connect all parts of the Program Cycle. Learning includes data from monitoring, portfolio reviews, stocktakings, research findings, evaluations, analyses, knowledge gained from experience and other sources.

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Diagnostic, Prescriptive, Predictive, and Evaluative: Types of Learning Questions for Projects and Activities

Aug 03,2019
By: Jerome Gallagher
Learning from evidence and experience has always been part of the discipline of international development. In recent years, though, USAID Staff and USAID implementing partners have been asked to intentionally develop learning questions as part of their project and activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) plans. These learning q...
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Easy As 1-2-3: Three Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation Tools for Your Next Conference

Jun 21,2019
By: Rachel Yavinsky
How many conferences have you been to in your career so far? No matter the number, you know conferences can feel overwhelming—with hundreds or even thousands of attendees and a plethora of sessions, posters, side events, and meetings. Figuring out where to start, who to connect with, or what to do with the information you gather can fee...
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Additional Help: Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan Template

Jun 13,2019
By: SLazich
Each activity is required to have an Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Plan to support management of the activity and to inform USAID and the implementing partner about whether and how an activity is making progress toward stated results. The How-To Note: Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan provides an ove...
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How-To Note: Planning and Conducting Site Visits

Jun 06,2019
By: Sharon Lazich
This How-To Note supplements USAID's Automated Directives System (ADS) 201.3.4.10. It lists Agency requirements for programmatic site visits, identifies practical steps and effective practices for planning and conducting a site visit, and recommends follow-up actions once a site visit has taken place. This How-To Note is intended as a res...
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Handover Note Template

May 10,2019
By: Matthew Baker
What is this? This document outlines a systematic and intentional approach to managing the transfer of knowledge for the departure and arrival of staff.When should this be used? This tool is intended to be used at the end of a staff member’s tenure and for the incoming arrival of a new staff member.Who should use this tool?Any staff mem...
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Knowledge Management Sustainability Tracker

May 10,2019
By: Matthew Baker
What is this?This document outlines a systematic and intentional approach to managing the transfer of skills and knowledge in order to support sustainable organizational outcomes. Each section has a brief description of what should be contained in it.When should this be used?This tool is intended to be used throughout the tenure of a staf...
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USAID's Self-Reliance Learning Agenda

May 07,2019
By: USAID LEARN
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is excited to announce the publication of the Self-Reliance Learning Agenda questions. Please check out the resource on this page to see the full list of questions.What is self-reliance?Self-reliance is a country’s capacity to plan, finance, and implement solutions to local ...
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Webinar: How to Monitor Performance Based on a Theory of Change

Apr 30,2019
By: Jerome Gallagher
This webinar is an introduction to performance monitoring at the activity level. It explains some key concepts in performance monitoring and demonstrates how one develops a performance motioning plan based on a project or activity theory of change and its associated logic model. COR/AORs and MEL specialists and anyone else who is wonderin...
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Learning from Evaluation Syntheses

Apr 04,2019
By: tonyagiannoni
This Technical Report focuses on evaluation syntheses as aid for learning and improving the utilization of evidence from evaluations. Decision-makers use such evidence to inform foreign assistance policies, strategies, projects, and activities, and for monitoring and improving evaluation quality. Evaluation syntheses are analytic studies ...
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