All posts tagged with "Matthew Baker"

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This review provides a summary of existing literature on using evidence to inform ways the US Global Development Lab (the Lab) and Agency as a whole could improve its evidence-based decision-making practices. This information will contribute to the Lab’s Office of... read more
Library Resource | Jun 27, 2018 | Technical Resources
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When you have a work-related question, where do you go? Do you consult a favorite blog? A technical journal or publication? Or do you turn to a trusted colleague? USAID Learning Lab is a trusted resource for USAID staff and partners to access and contribute to a growing... read more
Blog | Jan 11, 2018 | Learning Lab
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Matthew Baker is MERL Specialist for Organizational Learning & Research on the USAID LEARN contract. If you ask people what’s in vogue in development, chances are they will—at some point—mention two trends: Using or applying evidence in our work Understanding the... read more
Blog | Dec 7, 2017 | Matthew Baker
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Matthew Baker is a MERL Specialist, Organizational Learning & Research on the USAID LEARN contract. While we often turn to the private sector for inspiration, as I have noted elsewhere, sometimes the public sector is actually ahead of the curve in certain areas. Often... read more
Blog | Jul 31, 2017 | Matthew Baker
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The Landscape Analysis of Learning Agendas at USAID/Washington and Beyond report details the increasing interest in learning agendas and the progress that USAID/Washington is making on using evidence to inform our work. The report surveys the number and types of efforts... read more
Library Resource | Apr 11, 2017
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In a famous Harvard Business Review article, management guru Peter Drucker told us that the private sector can learn a lot from nonprofits. One area where nonprofits and the government are leading the way is the use of learning agendas as an organizational learning tool to... read more
Blog | Apr 26, 2017 | Matthew Baker
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Library Resource | Feb 10, 2017 | Case Study
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This blog post originally appeared on IRI's blog, Democracy Speaks, on Monday, June 6th. Matt Baker is a Senior Applied Learning Specialist in IRI's Monitoring and Evaluation departartment. There are a dizzying array of new development ideas and frameworks out there right... read more
Blog | Jun 7, 2016 | Matthew Baker
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This blog post originally appeared on the International Republican Institute (IRI)'s blog, Democracy Speaks, on May 6, 2016. The concept of “Thinking and Working Politically” is gaining traction in the development community.  It is based on the idea that development happens... read more
Blog | May 16, 2016 | Learning Lab
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