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Empowering Women Through Digital Financial Solutions

March 7, 2016
Did you know that in addition to offering many economic benefits, bank account ownership can make you happier? Read about this and other benefits of digitizing financial solutions to advance women's economic participation.

Politics of Evidence: Can I Get a Green Card?

July 13, 2016
Do we have enough evidence to know if market systems approaches work? What kind of evidence is “good enough” and who decides? Read what a lively debate on the “politics of evidence” reveals about evaluation approaches.

Is Ultra Poverty Graduation Working?

August 19, 2016
To reach scale and achieve the goal of eradication of extreme poverty by 2030, the graduation approach requires collaborative action among NGOs, MFIs and governments implementing safety net programs.

What We Learned Through ONA... and What We Learned About ONA

September 12, 2016
The Government of Serbia is growing the MSME sector through public, private, education and civil society actors. USAID/Serbia asked the LEO activity to utilize organizational network analysis (ONA) to explore these networks' effectiveness.

Spotlight on the PSNP 4 Employment Pathway

September 6, 2016
Learn how the Government of Ethiopia moved away from annual emergency responses and took decisive action to tackle food insecurity in a systematic manner by launching the Productive Safety Net Program.

Secrets Behind Non-Traditional Training Methods

June 7, 2016
Instead of mystifying learning by sharing information that is overly complicated with very little chance of changing and improving behavior, less traditional learning methods demystify concepts and bring on deep-rooted, positive changes in behavior.

A New Approach to Monitoring and Evaluation

May 10, 2017
In the most recent episode of the USAID Learning Labs podcast, we learn about a shift in monitoring and evaluation methods incorporating learning into resilience project design in Somalia.