Are you trying to identify lessons learned in a project?

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Note to Ewen and Jane: I am just putting here what is on the flipchart... I will leave it to you to make sense out of it and correct mistakes in interpretation! See photo on previous page.

Learning from projects

Principles

  1. Local ownership from the start/building on local K/combining local & outside K
  2. Incorporating lessons from other projects, experiences, etc.
  3. Horizontal & vertical learning/multi-stakeholder participation
  4. Aligning M&E and learning
  5. Bringing out the unintended/How to deal with sensitive information?
  6. Different mechanisms for: local community/project implementors, partners/external parties
  7. Lessons for the project stakeholders vs external groups
  8. Traditional communications channels (& institutions)
  9. The process of learning is valuable and the culture of work should acknowledge/allow for this

Tools

  • Participatory context analysis (baseline)- linked to number 1
  • Peer assist - linked to number 2
  • F-2-F meetings/online CoP - linked to number 3
  • After action review - linked to number 4
  • Storytelling - linked to number 5
  • Triangulation of different methods (ex. AAR + storytelling... but beware of manipulation of stories)
  • Create Learning Framework with guiding questions you aim to learn about
  • Developmental Evaluation - active reflection, adaptation, action throughout the process of your project

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