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Month and Learn

Monthly curated content on timely topics to the community.

What is a 'Month and Learn'?

Learning Lab showcases new and evergreen content on a timely topic. “Month and Learn” is a take on the popular informal learning event, “lunch and learn.” Learning Lab kicked off this new initiative in June 2021; past topics have included Pause and Reflect, Knowledge Management, and The Evolution of Learning from Evidence. 

You’ll find new USAID and community contributions are highlighted in these month-long features. They include the latest thinking in a variety of formats -- from resources to blogs to podcasts.

Topics are announced on Learning Lab’s LinkedIn and in the monthly newsletter, Learning Matters, so be sure to follow us and subscribe to our newsletter!

Recent Monthly Topics

Explore Highlighted Month & Learn Topics

March Month & Learn: Maturity Tools in Development - Practical Uses and Lessons Learned

Maturity Tools in Development

March 2024

Join us as we look at how maturity tools at USAID are used to facilitate strategic conversations around improving organizational effectiveness for better development results.

Monitoring Month & Learn

Monitoring for a Robust MEL System

August 2023
This month, we'll jump into the Monitoring Toolkit—stay tuned as we share brand-new Monitoring Resources!

Month & Learn: Mid-Course Stocktaking

Common Challenges in Mid-Course Stocktaking

March 2023

Learn about mid-course stocktakings, their common challenges, and how to tackle them.

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The Evolution of Learning from Evidence

February 2022
Featuring USAID milestones and progress in evidence-based learning

Retooling Program Implementation

Retooling Program Implementation

November 2021
Updated tools - and reviews! - to help connect policy to practice

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Pause & Reflect

August 2021
Intentionally taking the time to stop, think, and apply takeaways to adapt

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Knowledge Management

June 2021
Identifying, collecting, organizing, sharing, and learning from knowledge

Contribute to a Month and Learn

Learning Lab welcomes USAID and partner content contributions as part of Month & Learn features. Upcoming campaigns and calls for contributed content are posted to social media and Learning Matters, Learning Lab’s monthly newsletter.

For more information on contributing content, visit the Contribute Content page.