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Resource: Tips to Adaptively Manage in Dynamic Contexts

August 23, 2018

In previous , we have examined how collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) can help translate a results-based orientation into practice through iterative reflection, learning, and relationship-building. (See here, here, and here for previous examples.) This note from USAID collects a few tips targeted at those funding and managing projects/partnerships …

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Webinar: Iterative and Adaptive Humanitarian Action: A Discussion with ALNAP and Practitioners

June 18, 2018

          Moderator: Jenny McAvoy, Director of Protection, InterAction Presenter: Alice Obrecht, Senior Research Fellow, ALNAP Panelists: Sarah Henly-Shepard, Senior Advisor for Climate Change and Resilience, Mercy Corps Katherine Kramer, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning Advisor, Geneva Call Monica Stephen, Conflict and Security Advisor, Saferworld Building on …

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Article: Every Practitioner a “Knowledge Worker”: Promoting Evaluative Thinking to Enhance Learning and Adaptive Management in International Development

May 31, 2018

  This article promotes practitioners’ evaluative thinking to foster more complexity‐aware monitoring and evaluation for learning and adaptive management in complex and dynamic settings. Instead of simply carrying out activities based on predetermined plans or checklists, practitioners can be ‘knowledge workers’ who use evaluative thinking to promote collaboration, learning, and …

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Report: Making Operational Decisions in Humanitarian Response: A Literature Review

May 31, 2018

During a crisis, humanitarian leaders must make a range of decisions while grappling with different types of information (at varying degrees of “completeness”), challenging timelines with life-saving implications, and often a large degree of risk and uncertainty.  Effective decision-making which fosters adaptability and creative problem-solving in operational humanitarian response has …

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