Youth Excel: Using Feedback to Foster Equity and Collaboration

Dinah SandovalReimagining Projects

The USAID-funded Youth Excel program officially launched last week! Youth Excel will support young leaders and youth-led and youth-serving organizations to conduct implementation research to improve youth programming, build youth networking skills, and generate dialogue between young people and adult decision-makers to shape better policies, programs, and development agendas. To do this well, Youth Excel aims to foster a safe …

Radical Change Calls for Radical Approaches

Dinah SandovalReimagining Projects

After years of the development sector waging the war on poverty and billions of dollars invested, nearly half of the global population still lives on $2.50 a day. Yes. Poverty is a complex and multifaceted issue. However, stereotyping people living in poverty as lazy and helpless is not only an inaccurate portrayal but also exacerbates the issue. Mauricio Miller, founder …

Becoming an Adaptive Learning Organization & Identifying the Tools to Help Get You There

Dinah SandovalReimagining Projects, Rethinking Organizations

The development sector increasingly recognizes the need for organizations to embrace adaptive management practices to achieve lasting change to address systemic and complex social issues. For those who are new to this methodology, “Adaptive rigour: bridging the art and science of adaptive management,” breaks down the concepts well.  However, finding the right tools, metrics, or signals to help inform adaptations …