The Learning Agenda challenges all of us to think more deeply about country ownership, country systems, local capacity and a different role than we are used to playing.

Main Report to USAID

The broad conclusions of the Learning Agenda research project tend to go against the tide of the development assistance industry. This final report ends with scores of recommendations under different headings, from changes needed in overall culture of the agency to procedures in human resource development.

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Executive Summary

The world of local organizations (indeed the world of development itself) is changing more rapidly than ever, and to a large extent many donors and INGOs have not kept up with those changes as fully as they might.

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Summary of Recommendations to USAID

This three page document outlines key principles for local capacity development practices observed from the research, strategies to get there, and more. It references resources and measurement schemes to aid in the process of capacity development approaches.

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