Gaming the System: User Experience for Governance

While much of the technical support in governance is poured into making a project robust and innovative, little if any attention is given to the users. User Experience (UX) methods can be a solution to improve these programs.

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What Have We Learned about Housing Recovery After Disaster Strikes?

The 2017 and 2005 hurricane seasons have many similarities, so we are revisiting findings from evaluations we conducted after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to summarize what worked in housing people who lost homes in the storms.

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Getting to Reliable Information Quickly: The Role of Random Assignment

Programs that have gradually developed cultures that support rapid cycle evaluations can learn what works quickly and implement continuous improvements.

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The Calm before the Storm: Getting Out in Front of Coastal Restoration

Recent hurricanes make evident the critical need to restore and protect our coasts - the last line of defense against mega storms.

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Evaluation Reports: Moving From Dusty Shelves into Action

Donors and evaluators work hard to generate evidence of what works and what doesn't work in development programs. But that evidence is not always used to improve programming. Here's a look at why and how we might change that.

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Not So Fast: When Indeed Does a Social Program Need an Impact Evaluation?

A social program needs an impact evaluation when the program is ready for one.

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The Need for Speed: How Rapid Cycle Evaluation Can Help Your Organization Excel

Piloting a new strategy for program administration or service delivery can be informative and support continuous quality improvement. But we should be careful to consider some key questions first.

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Accelerating Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry in Southeast Asia

By 2100, Asia will likely see a six degree Celsius temperature increase, drastically affecting water availability, food production, and ecosystem function. In some Southeast Asian countries, rice yields could decline by up to 50 percent, threatening food and economic security for some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.

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Scant Evidence and Soaring Promises: New Research Needed on a Universal Basic Income

A universal basic income (UBI) is a regular, substantial, and unconditional cash income available to everyone, irrespective of their employment status or wealth. Its promise is the end of poverty as we know it.

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No Time to Waste: Public-Private Partnerships, Greater Coordination Needed Now on Solid Waste Management

As the world's population grows and urbanizes, and standards of living increase, so does consumption of goods and services, producing more solid waste.

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