This resource describes how to conduct at least one portfolio review per year that focuses on progress toward strategy-level results.
Examining the incentives and constraints to adaptive programming across the donor-implementer relationship – and how the behaviour that results influences market systems programming.
At Mercy Corps, our experience and work on adaptive management has shown time and again that managers are key to creating a team culture where individuals are encouraged to collaborate, learn and adapt. We are now training managers and their teams in four specific practices to foster this adaptive culture.
A Harvard Business Review article focusing on developing organizational culture.
This resource covers the basics of data collection for performance monitoring, including: primary and secondary types of data sources, common data collection methods, and the process of identifying appropriate data collection tools. The primary audience is USAID Program Officers, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning...
A good Democracy, Human Rights and Governance Learning Agenda question is narrower than a general question (“what works in anti-corruption programming?”) and broader than an evaluation question (“what were the effects of USAID’s anticorruption programs in Southern Africa?”) Clear? No? Read on.
The USAID/Georgia HICD 2020 Activity used the CLA approach to support the State Fund for Protection and Assistance of Victims of Human Trafficking (ATIPfund) in conducting a performance assessment of the organization’s performance gaps and developing performance solutions based on assessment results. USAID and HICD 2020...
A decision tree for managing interventions adaptively
In the first week of 2018, USAID's Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance hosted an excellent presentation and discussion with Milica Panic, the chief of party of the Liberia Accountability and Voice Initiative (LAVI), implemented by DAI. LAVI is considered an archetype example of a program...
Most USAID Missions and USAID/Washington operating units (OUs) have a set of guidance, policies, and templates to manage the administrative, logistical, and security aspects of on-boarding and off-boarding staff.