Tools: Structure for the Learning Process

Once you’ve developed relationships and have begun to understand the strategy, context, and the vision that partners have for the change they want to cause in the world, the foundation is laid to begin the learning process that is so critical for DE to be successful. That process includes building the learning muscles of the key stakeholders, generating evaluation questions together, and sometimes creating Theories of Change.

Some DE practitioners develop a learning framework or plan at this point in the process, while others use an iterative process of evaluation question generation and answering without an overarching learning framework.

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