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U.S. Ambassador Recognizes Lebanon Community Resilience Initiative

U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon, Elizabeth Richard, praised the commitment of youth to drive positive change in their communities after visiting MARCH, a Lebanese NGO promoting conflict resolution and peacebuilding through the performing arts among youth in Tripoli. With support from MSI and the USAID Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI), MARCH worked with youth from two rival […]

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Integrating Science, Technology, Innovation and Partnership into USAID’s Work

On April 11-13, MSI hosted the USAID Global Development Lab’s pilot training on integrating science, technology, innovation and partnership (STIP) into USAID’s work. This new course, co-designed by MSI and Lab staff, introduces USAID staff to STIP principles and terms, and familiarizes participants with STIP tools and resources. Participants shared examples and learned from USAID’s […]

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Study Reveals How Organizations Can Improve Performance

MSI Technical Director, Suzanne Bond Hinsz, is helping USAID rethink its approach to capacity development and sustainable performance improvement. Ultimately, this could help USAID achieve greater results. MSI recently completed a large-scale study, From Capacity Development to Sustainable Development, for the E3 Bureau. This study has implications for USAID management and staff, as well as […]

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Contributing to Aid Effectiveness

Read more about Evaluation Utilization at USAID. For more about how MSI contributes to evidence-based decision making, click here.

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MSI President Emeritus Elected to Lead SID-International

MSI President Emeritus, Larry Cooley, is taking on a new challenge as President of the Society for International Development (SID). SID members form a global network of international development practitioners, scholars and policymakers spanning 17 chapters, the largest of which is located in Washington, D.C. (SID-W). Since 1957, SID has facilitated the open exchange of […]

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