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Diplomado Fondo Unido Mexico

A Meaningful Partnership: LINC and Fondo Unido – United Way Mexico

Capital Impact Exchange Activity

COVID-19 and Blended Finance: Five Ways to Adaptively Respond

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COVID-19: A Shock to the System

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LINC has been awarded the “Mid-Term Performance Evaluation of Long-Term Assistance and Services for Research…

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LINC has been awarded the Kenya Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) Program Performance Evaluation Task Order under the USAID/Kenya and East…

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LINC serves as a subcontractor on TMS, providing expert support with MEL and piloting and implementing solutions that use a systems perspective to development.

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While the SWS project was supporting WASH systems in Ethiopia, network analysis evolved.

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In Ethiopia, SWS has facilitated Learning Alliances comprised of institutions and organizations to improve water supply and sanitation in four communities.

Monitoring and Evaluation

LINC was awarded USAID/PPL Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Services (EVAL-ME II) Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract.

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En seguimiento al primer Análisis de Resiliencia Empresarial al COVID-19, se ha desarrollado el segundo Análisis de Resiliencia Empresarial al COVID-19 en el marco del programa TMS.

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A LINC le ha sido adjudicada la actividad “Alianzas para el Fortalecimiento” (MSA, por sus siglas en inglés), por USAID/México.

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LINC has been awarded the Multi-Stakeholder Strengthening Activity (MSA) by USAID/Mexico. MSA will be co-funded by the USAID, FICOSEC, and Corporativa de Fundaciones.

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LINC was recently awarded the USAID/Kenya and East Africa Evaluation, Assessments, and Analyses (KEA-EAA) indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract.

Local systems

We understand that systems thinking can be difficult to put into practice, and we are dedicated to supporting development practitioners and social change-makers to apply a local systems approach to their wicked problems.

COVID-19

Our challenge to you is to identify where in your organization or programming you may be too myopically focused on the immediate COVID-19 response, and to…

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We have seen a few examples of possible fixes that fail in some of the responses to the current pandemic as well. For example, in a much needed and important immediate response to the direct impact of COVID-19 in developing countries…

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Whether researching, evaluating, implementing, protesting or watching you are indeed interacting with the system and are thus a part of it.

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COVID-19 has been a large shock to all of the systems in which we operate in both our personal and professional lives. A systems thinking mindset can help us face the complexity of this challenge and better prepare our organizations, the sector and ourselves for the upcoming changes.

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In Colombia, CSOs came together as a group and worked to identify the pros and challenges of becoming financially sustainable.

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Durante 15 meses compartieron un espacio para reflexionar sobre la importancia de ser organizaciones sostenibles.

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La crisis creada por la pandemia ha motivado a la empresas a diseñar estrategias de recuperación o contingencia para futuros eventos relacionados con la crisis actual.

Diplomado Fondo Unido Mexico

From 2016 to 2019, LINC implemented the Local Capacity Development Activity (LCDA) in Mexico with the generous support of USAID.

CSO Financial Sustainability workshop, London

We know that the novel coronavirus is already significantly impacting civil society organizations (CSOs).

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As donors seek to respond to the increasing development needs while addressing the current private sector context, here are five key areas for consideration in light of COVID-19.

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LINC conducted an independent, self-funded survey of CSOs from April 3 to 14, 2020 to understand how the pandemic is affecting their staff, their ongoing operations, and the communities they serve.

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LINC recently completed primary research on innovations to strengthen data ecosystems and local networks in Tanzania…

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Why are people part of learning networks? What attracts them to join in the first place, and what sustains their participation over time? And how can network facilitators create the conditions so that learning networks thrive?

1) Clearly articulate your research question 2) Know how and by whom the information will be used 3) Clearly define your boundary (start small) 4) Work alongside a local partner 5) Engage local stakeholders throughou

Learn the top 5 Do’s and Don’ts to consider when using Social Network Analysis to address development challenges.

LSP by the numbers

Our work resulted in several reports and tools that we hope continue to be used and built-upon by development practitioners.

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Under the USAID-Local Works funded Facilitating Financial Sustainability (FFS) project, the LINC-led Colombia Action Learning Group (ALG) hosted a multi-day capacity training…

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In 2018 LINC released a solicitation for local organizations in Macedonia to co-implement an…

American Evaluation Association

This year LINC presented a poster on our SPACES work, specifically, the application of a systems lens in three separate complex health environments: Uganda, Zambia, and South Africa…

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LINC and our partner, Peace Direct, hosted a ‘Civil Society Financial Sustainability’ workshop in London…

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LINC facilitated five participatory mapping workshops with primary education sector stakeholders in Rwanda during September and October 2019…

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LINC is pleased to announce that it recently launched the USAID-funded CAPx (Capital Impact Exchange)…

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Earlier this month LINC conducted a training course on systems thinking for international development. We…

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LINC leads Objective 3 of the Up to Youth Activity, implemented by Global Communities, and funded by United States Agency for International Development – USAID.

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The Local Systems Practice (LSP) consortium worked with the USAID/Philippines Mission to analyze water access…

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To celebrate the successful conclusion of the USAID-funded Local Capacity Development (LCDA) project, LINC hosted…

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Under the USAID-Local Works funded Facilitating Financial Sustainability (FFS) project, the LINC-led Colombia Action Learning…

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Local participation is fundamental to maximizing foreign assistance effectiveness. Development practitioners increasingly recognize the vital…

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LINC recently conducted a series of trainings in Bangkok to enhance participants understanding of systems…

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LINC is pleased to announce the official launch of LINC Kosovo! In partnership with Global…

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The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Local Works program promotes locally-owned and led development by…

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On April 29, USAID’s Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance; the Aga…

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If you’re a local NGO and you’ve just received (or are currently implementing) a USAID…

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The Local Systems Practice (LSP) consortium is supporting USAID/Philippines Local Works in an analysis of…

Click this image to view LINC's December 13, 2018 presentation to USAID's Local Systems Community.

On December 13, 2018 LINC wrapped-up a big year for systems thinking in international development…

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  Recently, the  Local Capacity Development Activity (LCDA), funded by USAID, celebrated the graduation of 21…

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  Under the USAID-funded Local Capacity Development Activity (LCDA), LINC will launch a series of…

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In January 2019, the Local Systems Practice (LSP) consortium launched it’s “Systems Thinking for International Development” trainings…

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On November 19th and 20th, 2018 the USAID Local Systems Practice (LSP) team, led by LINC, hosted the…

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As part of our Global Development Lab and PPL funded SPACES MERL project, LINC, in partnership…

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This month, LINC team members traveled to Cleveland, OH to the annual American Evaluation Association…

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  WASHINGTON, DC – LINC, an international development organization dedicated to strengthening local actors and…

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LINC recently presented on how systems tools can be applied to the impact investing sector. Explore an example of using SNA to explore impact investor communities.

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Financial sustainability gets plenty of lip service in the civil society sector, and anyone who…

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LINC was honored to be a part of the NEAR (Network for Empowered Aid Response)…

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As part of our Global Development Lab and PPL funded SPACES MERL project, LINC, in…

Ethiopia: Learning Alliance Baseline ONA Results Workshop

USAID’s Sustainable WASH Systems (SWS) initiative brings together a consortium of researchers and practitioners to…

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Network analysis is often cited as a useful tool for analyzing market systems. Network analysis…

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LINC recently conducted a rapid Social Network Analysis (SNA) of collaboration among researchers of nutrition in Zambia as a way to demonstrate the potential to use SNA to measure and track change in knowledge collaboration networks.

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As part of the USAID-funded Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership, LINC and WaterSHED recently organized…

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Watch LINC’s recent webinar on using Social Network Analysis for international development programs

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LINC demonstrates the powers of network analysis to inform ongoing programmatic decision-making in Bangladesh.

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Learn about how LINC recently used a network analysis on the Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership

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LINC was honored to be a featured presenter at this year’s 2017 Global Innovation Week (GIW 2017), an event that brings together leading innovators, industry experts, researchers and scientists.

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LINC recently completed a two-day training in Network Analysis for 28 participants in Dhaka, Bangladesh….

LINC's Managing Director, Patrick Sommerville presents at the 10th USAID Small Business Conference in DC.

LINC shares its experience working with an innovative, new award mechanism at USAID, the Broad Agency Announcements.

Field visit, Ethiopia

LINC’s Matt Guttentag shares takeaways from a recent workshop in Addis Ababa.

The FUM team celebrates the completion of their project with IBM.

Implementing Partner, Fondo Unido Mexico, aligns with IBM to Strengthen Community Impact.

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In Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, access to safe, sustainable sources of water is far from universal.

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To tackle complex issues, we need to shift our approach from managing for a finish line to seeking more resilient systems

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Read about how network analysis can help you find out.

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LINC’s Matt Guttentag shares takeaways from a recent workshop in Addis Ababa.

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Learn about LINC’s recent research on social networks for public service provision in the DRC.

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On September 28, 2016, LINC’s Managing Director, Patrick Sommerville presented at the “Transforming Market Systems Conference” hosted by USAID/Microlinks in Washington, DC.

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LINC recently co-authored a new how-to manual for USAID missions, operating units and partners on the application of systemic design, monitoring & evaluation practices into international development programming.

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Taking time to collect feedback, reflect, and prepare for the next cohort.

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Last Friday, in Mexico City, the Local Capacity Development Activity (LCDA), funded by USAID, celebrated the graduation of the first cohort of its “Diplomado” certificate training course.

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LINC Managing Director Patrick Sommerville, participated in an hour-long panel entitled, “US Small Business Success Stories”, along with representatives from two other US-based small businesses, SSG Advisors and IBI.

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Today in Mexico City LINC and Fondo Unido México launched a “Diplomado” capacity building program for Mexican Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).

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LINC Discussed Social Network Analysis with USAID’s Systems Experts.

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LINC’s New Global Development Lab Project Addresses M&E for Complex Systems.

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Helping 26 local organizations take the lead in development.

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Events in Managua and Washington DC Showcase Activities and Findings.

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Five-Year Social Network Research Launched.

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LINC Applies Organizational Network Analysis to Youth Workforce Development in Nicaragua

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Learn more about the self-evaluation of community ownership of the development process.

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Read about our training partnership with Fondo Unido Mexico.

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LINC was recently in Horizontina, Brazil to support start-up of the Sowing Futures program

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LINC recently interviewed Driton Tafallari, Executive Director of Developing Together (DT), on the challenges facing local NGOs in Kosovo.

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The recent focus on local systems strengthening has created an opportunity to witness some encouraging results, especially when it comes to a variety of approaches for increasing local leadership of development activities.

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Read more about this systems approach to Organizational Development

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Feedback from our international donor and international NGO contacts consistently identifies several core needs for their local NGO partners, and echoes the demand we are receiving from LNGOs around the world.

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We first became interested in Kenyan LNGOs on assignment early last year, when we were introduced to Adeso, a fast-growing NGO founded in Somalia 20 years ago

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The NGO Council of Kenya, a forum for advocacy and capacity building of NGOs registered in Kenya, invited LINC to present to a conference for their members