Reflections on the USAID PIPA Seminar
USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL) invited me to be the “Thought Leader in Learning” last April and to present at a seminar on the Participatory Impact Pathways Analysis (PIPA) methodology. Two years ago, I had the opportunity to participate in the Knowledge Management Impact Challenge UnConference where many of the same challenges of “measuring” the benefits of knowledge management interventions and practices and of sharing and learning from information derived from M&E, were discussed (a final report and articles from this conference here: KM Impact Challenge final report. I feel we still face most of the same challenges, regarding knowledge management, learning, and integration of lessons learned in subsequent development initiatives. Agriculture, in particular, faces its own challenges, as do sectors such as health, education, economic growth, natural resource management, and other areas of development where time is, alas, going by too fast.
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