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Democracy, Human Rights and Governance

DRG TIG Week: Democracy, Rights & Governance (DRG) Approaches to Learning Agendas by Laura Adams

My name is Laura Adams and I am a learning agenda fanatic (as well as the Co-Chair of the DRG TIG this year), so I’m happy to be introducing the DRG week blogs, all of which touch on learning agendas. “Learning agendas” have become ubiquitous across United States Government (USG) agencies over the last five years following the passage of the Evidence Act in 2018 and are now required as a type of systematic plan for identifying and addressing important questions to inform decision-making based on project evaluations. Our blog posts this week focuses on NGOs and also examines the slippery concept of “capacity building” in the DRG sector and will share some exciting updates from colleagues who have been part of the Made in Africa Evaluation project.

DRG TIG Week: DRG Evidence and MEL Insights into Academic and Practitioner Efforts to Improve Solutions for Women and Girls by Tanyel Taysi and Salome Tsereteli-Stephens

We are Tanyel Taysi and Salome Tsereteli-Stephens from the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative. One of the programs our organization leads is Women and Girls Empowered (WAGE) with the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), Grameen Foundation, and Search for Common Ground (Search).

DRG TIG Week: Process Tracing and Wicked Problems by Laura Adams and Sarya Sok

Hello, we are Laura Adams, a MEL Director at Pact, and Sarya Sok, Acting Team Lead for Applied Learning and Evaluation at the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. We are fans of solving wicked MEL challenges in democracy, rights, and governance programs (aka pulling for the DRG underdogs with our MEL muscles).?

DRG TIG Week: Make evaluation more democratic by prioritizing consent and agency by Kate Krueger and Sarya Sok

Hi evaluators! We are Kate Krueger and Sarya Sok, Evaluation Specialists at the US Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL).  Today we are talking about “putting our money where our mouth is” as democracy, rights and governance sector (DRG) evaluators; that is, learning to evaluate more inclusively, equitably, and democratically. …

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