All posts tagged with "Project Design & Implementation"

Project design is the process by which USAID defines how it will achieve a result or set of results in a CDCS or other strategic framework to ensure that efforts are complementary and aligned in support of the strategy.

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In essence international development work aims to effect positive change and achieve impact.  To maximize the intended impact, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been exploring  the co-creation method: an approach that emphasizes... read more
Blog | Aug 30, 2021 | 
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Pact’s Adaptive Management Guide provides practical guidance to development practitioners globally on the mindsets, behaviors, resources, and processes that underpin an effective adaptive management system. It presents an approach to managing adaptively that is rooted in... read more
Library Resource | Jan 25, 2021 | Technical Resources
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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... read more
Library Resource | Dec 2, 2020 | USAID Documents
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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.
Library Resource | Dec 2, 2020
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USAID's Program Cycle Policy, USAID’s policy on Development Data, USAID’s Scientific Research Policy and other guidance define evidence for USAID and clarify standards for research, evaluation, and data management and use. This evidence framework brings information from... read more
Library Resource | Nov 24, 2020 | Policy Documents
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The Program Cycle Learning Study (PCLS) used a qualitative case study approach to provide a systematic and holistic understanding of how four Missions understand and implement the Program Cycle. The study offers examples of how Missions implement the Program Cycle on a day-... read more
Library Resource | Mar 31, 2020 | Technical Resources
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My first job in development was as an “Institutional Memory Specialist” (a fancy title to avoid calling me “intern in charge of finding paperwork”) in Bamako, Mali. On my first day, my boss handed me two documents—the proposal and the log frame—and said, “Here’s... read more
Blog | Mar 10, 2020 | 
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There is a growing awareness that many aspects of economic and social development are complex, unpredictable, and ultimately uncontrollable. Governments, non-governmental organizations, and international agencies have realized the need for a change in emphasis; a paradigm... read more
Blog | Oct 27, 2019 |  | Working Smarter
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This content is currently under revision to align with the recently updated ADS 201. For guidance and support associated with revisions to ADS 201, please see the Program Cycle overview page. Evaluation syntheses are analytic reviews of evaluations that aggregate findings... read more
Library Resource | May 7, 2019 | USAID Documents
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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.... read more
Blog | Apr 24, 2019 | 

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