Event Details

Please join RTI International and our distinguished panelists for a discussion on harnessing learning to improve programming in the development sector.

USAID's Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) approach challenges development practitioners to go beyond simply collecting and reporting monitoring & evaluation (M&E) and research data; it sets up a framework in which practitioners advance toward critically evaluating the evidence to inform key decisions for improving programs. What is working? What isn't working? Why? And what next?

This symposium will encourage the audience to think critically about moving beyond traditional M&E practices to a more dynamic learning and adapting model, thereby maximizing programmatic outcomes and impact. We will focus on the importance of learning through effective M&E and research, and on adapting that learning for programmatic and policy decision making.

The event will feature diverse perspectives from the development community on putting learning into practice and will include an opportunity for questions and discussion with the panelists.

Keynote Speaker

Heidi Reynolds, Project Deputy Director and Director for Evaluation, MEASURE Evaluation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Zachary Baquet, Senior Knowledge Management Advisor and Learning Team Lead, USAID Bureau for Food Security

Easter Dasmarinas, Chief of Party, USAID/Philippines LuzonHealth project, RTI International

Tara Sullivan, Director, K4Health Project & Director, Knowledge Management, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Stacey Young, Senior Learning Advisor and CLA Team Lead


Molly Chen, Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning and Adapting Specialist, RTI International

Rajeev Colaco, Senior Manager, Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning and Adapating, RTI International

**This event will be livestreamed and a link will be shared closer to the date of the event.**

  • When: Thu May. 17
    9:30 am - 11:30 am

  • Address: 701 13th Street Northwest
    Washington DC,US 20005

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