All posts tagged with "Learning"
How can Developmental Evaluations support Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) in our work? This short briefer illustrates the ways and means Developmental Evaluations can support CLA.
This blog was cross-posted from Urban Wire, The Voices of Urban Institute's Researchers and Staff. Federal agencies are incorporating evidence in their daily operations and agency decisions. Provisions in the White House’s recent government reform plan and the president’s... read more
There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that people struggle to actually use data and evidence to inform their decisions. While there are a number of reasons for this, one of the main reasons is that teams and organizations often fail to internalize the data and... read more
Ask & Answer
We're looking to improve communication and learning across the Mission by using podcasts and videos. How have other missions used these tools? And what resources have you found helpful in creating podcasts / videos for mission learning?
Read a blog post about this resource.This brief paper identifies some key learning challenges faced by large Missions and donors, and discusses how these challenges may be addressed by using large-scale general population surveys. The paper provides a summary of the... read more
There is a growing recognition that political economy analysis (PEA) is an essential aspect of external donor assistance to complex health reform processes. USAID’s Vision for Health Systems Strengthening (2015–2019), for example, recognizes that “broad political economy... read more
This blog post was contributed by Josephine (Josie) Francisco of USAID Philippines and Meagan Meekins and Rajeev Colaço of RTI International. RTI’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning, and Adapting (MERLA) Community of Practice hosted an event titled “From learning... read more
Established in 2014, the U.S. Global Development Lab (“the Lab”) serves as an innovation hub within the U.S. Agency for International Development, helping the Agency harness advances in science, technology, innovation, and partnerships (STIP) that promise to accelerate... read more
Tips for Creating a Learning Agenda: Based on the findings of a Landscape Analysis of Learning Agendas at USAID
This document outlines ways a learning agenda may benefit an operating unit or team and describes characteristics of an effective learning agenda; it offers general steps to the development industry of this tool. This document was created with USAID in mind, but its... read more
Morgan Benson is a senior program associate at Results for Development, focusing on R4D's evaluation and adaptive learning approach. Lean testing is a method of rapidly experimenting with and validating new approaches, or evidence-based approaches that are new to a given... read more
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