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Is Civil Society Healthy in the Middle East/North Africa?

A robust civil society is a crucial element of inclusive and transparent democracies. Civil society organizations (CSOs) can help foster civic engagement, ensure greater government accountability, and increase inclusivity by amplifying marginalized voices. With this in mind, MSI worked alongside partners from USAID, The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, the Aga Kahn Foundation, and regional […]

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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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