Webinar: Principles-Focused Evaluation – Featuring Mark Cabaj and Michael Quinn Patton

On January 23rd, the Tamarack Institute held a conversation with Michael Quinn Patton exploring his latest book – Principles-Focused Evaluation: The GUIDE, released in November 2017. The webinar explored the principles-focused evaluation (P-FE) approach and its relevance and application in a range of settings. Quinn Patton presented why principles matter for program …

Blog: Why Learning from Failure is Key to Anticipating Humanitarian Crises

In humanitarian contexts, decision-makers must often rely on various sources of data that may be incomplete or at odds, which affects the calculation of risk, and accordingly, resource prioritization and programmatic decisions. In efforts to cultivate an environment for iterative learning and move us away from “success” and “failure” thinking, …

Blog: Leading with Trust: A Development Pathway

Strategic and intentional collaboration among actors across and outside of the humanitarian sphere, based on an understanding of actors’ capacities and leverage points, is vital to achieving collective protection outcomes. Collaboration between stakeholders requires a level of trust between actors and individuals, which can be challenging to forge in the …

Blog: CLA in Action for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Tanzania

This blog piece features USAID- partner Pact’s collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) initiative for designing a multi-stakeholder learning agenda in their orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) portfolio in Tanzania. Since the project began in July 2016, the Pact team has been keen to develop and implement a learning agenda to …