USAID aims to increase the role that evidence and learning play in DRG decision-making and to advance a culture of learning within the DRG sector

This photo depicts Asma Arabiyat, a young engineer pointing at old buildings in Al-Salt City, Jordan on May 18, 2021, while holding a street naming and building numbering map. USAID is supporting nine municipalities in Jordan to install street signs and building numbers to facilitate service delivery and foster economic development. Photo Credit: Omar Khiyami, Trademark contracted by USAID CITIES

USAID aims to increase the role that evidence and learning play in democracy, human rights, and governance (DRG) decision-making and to advance a culture of learning within the DRG sector. Learning is an ongoing, multi-method process of generating, curating, and utilizing knowledge and evidence to improve the effectiveness of USAID DRG assistance. 

USAID DRG programs represent a significant global investment whose effectiveness is improved via rigorous monitoring, evaluation, and learning. Given the wide array of technical approaches in the USAID DRG portfolio and the varied and dynamic country contexts where USAID works, the need for learning and adapting is continuous to achieve DRG outcomes, and the following principles guide our work:

  • Evidence should be used. 
  • Learning should be generated using a variety of research methods and "best-fit" approaches. 
  • For all methods, there should be excellence in their application. 
  • DRG learning is most effective when it draws on diverse academic fields, cultural perspectives, and national/regional experiences.

 

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