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Project Design & Implementation

A "project" refers to a set of complementary implementing mechanisms or "activities," over an established timeline and budget, intended to achieve a discrete development result, that is often aligned with an intermediate result in a country development cooperation strategy (CDCS). Project design is the process by which USAID defines how it will operationalize a result or set of results in a CDCS or other strategic framework to ensure efforts are aligned. Project implementation refers to an ongoing process in which USAID staff work collaboratively to ensure that activities taken together are achieving the intended project outcomes.

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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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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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Market Systems Insights for DRG - Success as a Dynamic System

Apr 24,2019
By: David Jacobstein
This is the second blog post on what Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG) can learn from market systems. The first post looked at the practice of market segmentation. I believe a lot of programming around DRG can borrow from market systems facilitation approaches. Market systems approaches are looking to move toward a dynamic and...
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Market Systems Insights for DRG - Market Segmentation

Apr 24,2019
By: David Jacobstein
For some time now, I’ve been interested in the market systems approaches that USAID supports for work in developing markets as part of economic growth and food security work. I find a lot of energy in the market systems work that I think could be a helpful complement to traditional DRG frames of reference. Recently, in Serbia, I found C...
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Biodiversity Integration Case Study Competition

Apr 17,2019
By: E3 Office of Forestry and Biodiversity
USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3) Office of Forestry and Biodiversity is now accepting submissions for a case study competition on biodiversity integration across USAID’s portfolio. Cases may include biodiversity programming with multiple sector outcomes, as well as other development programming with b...
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Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration Reduces Non-Revenue Water in Uganda

Dec 12,2018
By: Anna Farmer
From 2014 through 2016, the USAID/Kenya and East Africa’s Planning for Resilience in East Africa through Policy, Adaptation, Research and Economic Development (PREPARED) Project used a collaborative, learning and adapting (CLA) approach to improve access to water in Uganda. The Project supported The Uganda National Water and Sewerage Co...
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Not Business as Usual: Using CLA to Accelerate Progress for Family Planning in the Philippines

Dec 12,2018
By: Jose Juan A. Dela Rosa
In January 2017, the Philippine government issued a policy for attaining "zero unmet need" for family planning (FP). It directs the public health system to accelerate progress in FP service provision, especially among the poor by 2018 and the rest of the population by 2020.Six months into the campaign, regional program managers noted slow...
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Getting it Right When Thinking and Working Politically: Gender and Inclusion Matter

Nov 27,2018
By: Sarah Swift
This is the second of four posts reflecting on the linkages between gender awareness and politically sensitive approaches to programming known as Thinking and Working Politically (TWP). Over the next 2 weeks, I will be posting two additional blogs. The first blog in this series addressed my personal epiphany regarding the potential for TW...
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An Openness to a New Approach Yields Big Benefits for USAID/Ghana Health Team

Nov 12,2018
By: Rebecca Fertziger
USAID/Ghana's Health Team is approaching a pivotal time in its planning process, with most of our bilateral health activities ending in 2019.  We decided to leverage the momentum generated by this significant portfolio turnover to review the current status of our key health indicators and progress made against targeted improvements.&...
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