Blog: Using Theatre to Share Evaluation Findings with a Wider Community

In exploring methods for meaningful engagement with communities and effective two-way communication, there’s growing interest in using arts-based methods in evaluation. Theatre is one such approach that encourages people to creatively participate and connect with findings kinetically as part of a dialogue between performers and audience. In a recent blog …

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 …

Blog: Humanitarian Action: From Need to Insight

ERHLA, Mark Griffiths, 23 August 2017 This note from ERHLA provokes considerations for changing humanitarian practice to be better equipped for facing complex challenges and the changing landscape of humanitarian needs. The note highlights the need to absorb and apply learnings from other fields and disciplines, including social innovation, learning …

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 …

The Importance of Champions: A Change Management Manifesto

Underscoring any approach to collaborating, learning, and adapting are the people who make it happen. For our part, where we have been able to identify and build on results-based approaches to protection, has been where an individual, organization, or set of individuals/organizations are willing and proactively seeking to implement these …