Podcast: How (and Why) is USAID Learning?

Podcast: How (and Why) is USAID Learning? USAID Learning Lab, Amy Leo, April 2017  This USAID Learning Lab podcast focuses the learning component of Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) at the project and organizational levels. The first segment of the episode follows a program focused on resilience in a crisis …

Research Review: Preventing Household Violence: Promising Strategies for Humanitarian Settings

Khudejha Asghar, Beth Rubenstein, Lindsay Stark, February 2017 Due to a range of competing priorities and cultural norms, household violence against women (VAW) and violence against children (VAC) in humanitarian situations are often not given the attention they deserve. Gender based violence (GBV) and child protection interventions in humanitarian contexts …

Report: Adaptive Management: What it means for CSOs

Bond, Michael O’Donnell, September 2016 This “introductory paper” from Bond provides insight into how CSOs can effectively use adaptive management, defined as a flexible exploratory approach to programming and development designed to address complex contexts in which knowledge of causation is low. The key features of adaptive management and adaptive …

Blog: How Change Happens (or doesn’t) in the Humanitarian System

Blog: How Change Happens (or doesn’t) in the Humanitarian System Duncan Green, February 2017  This blog reflects on the paper written by Paul Knox Clarke and proposes some gaps in the analysis and areas for further enquiry. The post appreciates Knox Clarke’s challenge to conventional models of change and the introduction …

Working Paper: Changing Humanitarian Action?

ALNAP, Paul Knox Clarke, February 2017 This working paper, prepared in advance of the Annual ALNAP meeting in Sweden, primarily attempts to reassess the assumptions of how ‘change initiatives’ actually transform the humanitarian ‘system’, seeking to clarify both how change happens and how change can be supported. The most relevant …

Field Mission Report: Findings and Recommendations from InterAction Protection Mission to Myanmar (Feb/ Mar 2017)

InterAction staff visited Myanmar in February/March 2017, to explore NGO roles in relation to overall protection leadership, coordination, and strategies. Details about the purpose, objectives, and methodology for the mission are available in the Terms of Reference. Key recommendations from the mission, intending to catalyze a shift in gears to accommodate …