- Guidance Documents and Tools
- Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
- Theories of Change
The complex contexts for the work of those engaged in Education in Crisis-and-Conflict-Affected Environments (EiCC) call for innovative approaches to the design, management, and evaluation of projects seeking to increase equitable access to education.
ECCN has produced the study An Analysis of Theories of Change in USAID Solicitations for EiCC, which examines USAID EiCC project designs, using the lens of planned and emergent theories of change, Read more »
Many practitioners struggle with program design and management of education projects in places where the threat of conflict is ever-present, where militias, gangs, and even just bullies are right around the corner. Recent reports from the field provide insight and tools on adaptive management and feedback loops, the core of USAID’s Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) approach. Read more »
Incorporating feedback into your programming doesn’t have to be arduous or near-impossibly complex. We have gathered five quick and digestible links about feedback systems in developing countries. Read more »
Is your education project in places where the threat of conflict is ever-present, where militias, gangs, or just bullies are around the corner, and where one runs away from rather than toward security forces for help? These situations, in the words of Ben Ramalingam, present “wicked problems”, where:
A recent analysis of youth in Liberia indicates that fewer than ten percent are employed, whereas a Mercy Corps assessment indicates that something like eighty percent have at least one income stream, and almost half these youth have more than one source of income from work. This ‘mixed livelihoods’ lifestyle is a central feature of youths’ complex experience and identity. Yet, this work is often episodic, part-time, and can sometimes put youth at risk, Read more »
Following up our first blog on adaptive management and emergent theories of change for Goal 3 activities, we are highlighting Melissa Patsalides’ (Acting Deputy Director for USAID’s Office of Learning, Evaluation and Research) recent update on innovative policy and guidance developments in the Agency.
“Adaptive management is something many USAID staff and implementing partners have intuitively felt the need for, and sometimes implemented in spite of apparent bureaucratic constraints, Read more »
Hello ECCN colleagues, I hope that the following and subsequent blogs will trigger a rich discussion among ECCN members about how best to incorporate concepts of adaptive management and emergent theories of change into USAID Goal 3* programs. PLEASE JOIN THE DISCUSSION by responding to this blog, and sharing your own ideas and related links, research, cases and evaluations that exemplify how ‘Adaptive Management’ and an emergent theory of change can work for education programming in crisis and conflict. Read more »