Launching the Global Youth Excel Network Map

Alexis BanksRebooting Systems

What if you could connect with other youth-led and youth-serving organizations out there who are passionate about the same cause? What if you could access additional knowledge, skills, or funding to advocate for youth in your community? Or what if you could share what you’ve learned with important sector leaders? Could you grow your impact? Could you create more sustainable …

Rolling Out Locally-Led Feedback Across the Globe Using Virtual Learning & Knowledge Exchange

Alexis BanksReimagining Projects

Is CI providing the help and support that you and other young people need most? To what extent do you think CI’s programs positively influence the future of your family? Is there someone you trust with whom you can safely discuss your personal problems?  These are just a few of the meaningful questions that Children International (CI) teams have begun …

Are you our new Evaluation, Learning, and Communications Fellow?

Alexis BanksUncategorized

We’re looking for a stellar Evaluation, Learning, and Communications Fellow to join our team for summer 2020 (and possibly beyond)! About Us Root Change is a development laboratory, testing new ideas and leveraging learning to advocate for far-reaching change within the development sector. We believe that traditional approaches to development have failed to address the systemic causes of poverty, injustice, …

Is your work community-led?

Alexis BanksDevelopment Revolution, Reimagining Projects, Rethinking Organizations

How can all of us in the social sector become more accountable to the communities we seek to serve? How can those of us on the outside, who act as funders, implementers, or intermediaries identify and support community-led approaches to change?  GlobalGiving, in partnership with Root Change and other members of the Movement for Community-Led Development, has been shepherding a …

Activities & Learning in the Social Labs Constituent Report–Designed By & For Malawian Changemakers

Alexis BanksRebooting Systems, Reimagining Projects

Over the past two years, Root Change, Youth and Society (YAS), and Keystone Accountability have supported district level social labs in Mulanje and Rumphi, Malawi as part of the USAID Local Works program. As USAID-funded support for the social labs came to an end, we worked with the labs to craft a Constituent Report to showcase their activities, highlight the …

Strengthening Voice and Social Accountability through Social Labs – An Interview with a Malawian Leader

Alexis BanksRebooting Systems, Reimagining Projects

This post was originally published by the Global Partnership for Social Accountability on July 9, 2019. “We need the local people themselves to prescribe solutions to the problems they’re facing, and they must be able to lead in testing and implementing those solutions.” Charles Kajoloweka, Founder and Executive Director of Youth and Society (YAS) in Malawi. The importance of locally led development …

Reflective Learning & Interdisciplinary Teams Drive Local Problem Solving in the Philippines

Alexis BanksRethinking Organizations

Root Change has partnered with Children International (CI) to carry out an organizational transformation initiative called CI+ with its 13 agencies around the world. The objective of CI+ is to enable agencies to develop the learning and adaptive capacities to continuously innovate and improve their contributions to breaking the cycle of poverty within the unique contexts in which they operate. …

Using Pando to Strengthen Development Systems

Alexis BanksRebooting Systems

Root Change is excited to launch Pando, an online platform that makes it possible to visualize, learn from, and engage with the systems where you work. Pando harnesses the power of network maps and feedback surveys to help organizations strengthen systems and improve their impact. Grounded in social network analysis, Pando uses web-based relationship surveys to identify diverse organizations within …