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LINC Launches USAID-Funded CAPx (Capital Impact Exchange) Activity

LINC hosts its first Systems Thinking for International Development training

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Investing in Systems and Networks to Advance Data Use in Tanzania

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

Exploring a Network’s Value: Lessons from Ethiopia

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?

Top 5 Do’s and Don’ts for Using SNA for International Development

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

Celebrating the End of Local Systems Practice (LSP) with Tools You Can Use

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

Colombia ALG Successfully Closes with a Final Activity

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…

Local-to-Local Learning in the Balkans – Multiplying our Impact on the Journey to Self-Reliance

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

LINC at the AEA Conference: A Recap!

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…

Finding the Right Path for the Financial Sustainability of CSOs

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

Influence Mapping as a Method for Understanding Issues in Rwanda’s Primary Education Sector

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

LINC Launches CAPx (Capital Impact Exchange) Activity

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

Bringing Capacity Building Home

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

Participatory Workshops with Youth and Service Providers in Kosovo

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

Social Network Analysis (SNA) Pinpoints Ways to Increase Access to Water

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

Learning Event Marks End of the LCDA Project

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

Colombia Action Learning Group Implements First Activity in Montes de Maria

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

Now Available: Guide to Listening for Program Design

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

Local Systems Practice Participant Spotlight: GRF

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

Now Open: LINC Kosovo!

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

Which Systems Approach is Right for You?

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

The Role of Local Philanthropy in Financing Self-Reliance

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

What are allowable costs on my USAID grant?

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

LINC Collaborates with USAID and Local Communities to Improve Water Access in the Philippines

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

The Year in Systems Thinking: How LO-cal Can We Go?

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

LCDA Celebrates Graduation of Newly Updated Diplomado in La Paz, Baja California Sur

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

LINC Launches Multi-Stakeholder Dialogues in Four Mexican Cities

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

LINC Launches 2019 Systems Thinking for Development Trainings

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

Local Systems Practice Team Hosts Inaugural Local Works “Unconference”

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

Exploring Cross-Border Health Seeking Behavior in Zambia

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

LINC Shares Insights at 2018 AEA Conference

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

LINC Honored as USAID’s Small Business of the Year

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

Exploring Impact Investor Communities through Network Analysis

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.

The System Matters in CSO Financial Sustainability

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

NEAR Network – Representing Local and National NGOs to Promote the Localization of Development

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

How PEA and Systems Mapping Help Us See Beyond the Tip of the Iceberg

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

SWS Baseline Research Briefs: Initial Insights from Cambodia and Ethiopia

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

“How Can I Conduct More Meaningful Market Systems Analysis? – Check Your Ego!”

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

Zambia Research Network Analysis

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.

Truer Stakeholder Ownership of Data

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

LINC Webinar on Social Network Analysis for International Development

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

Bangladesh: Systems Thinking Meets Adaptive Management

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

Using Network Analysis for a Local Sanitation Alliance

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

Showcasing LINC’s Evidence and Innovation: GIW 2017

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.

SNA Training: An Accessible Approach in Bangladesh

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

LINC Shares Success in Forging New & Innovative Partnerships

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

Are Systems Approaches About Action or Distraction?

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

NYC Sustained Global Impact Community of Practice Celebrates 6-month Anniversary

“Think less networking, more collaboration”

LINC Partner Fondo Unido Mexico Launches New Initiative with IBM

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

World Water Day: Coordination and Advocacy are Key in DRC

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

Setting Goals vs. Cultivating Healthy Systems

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

Is your development intervention more of an interference?

Read about how network analysis can help you find out.

Three Key Insights into WASH Systems Approaches

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

Tracking Social Capital in Eastern DR Congo

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

LINC Presents on New Tools for Analyzing Market Systems

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

Newly Released: Systems and Complexity White Paper

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.

LCDA Staff Reflects on the Successful Graduation of First CSO Training Course Cohort

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

LCDA Celebrates Graduation of First Diplomado Participants

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.

USAID Conference Features LINC Success

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.

LINC Mexico CSO Management Course Launch

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

USAID Local Systems Community

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

Measuring Local Systems and Complexity

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

Local NGO Training in León, Mexico

Helping 26 local organizations take the lead in development.

LINC Nicaragua Social Network Analysis Results

Events in Managua and Washington DC Showcase Activities and Findings.

Fieldwork Begins in Eastern DR Congo

Five-Year Social Network Research Launched.

Project Profile: Social Network Analysis in Nicaragua

LINC Applies Organizational Network Analysis to Youth Workforce Development in Nicaragua

Community-Driven Development in Post-Conflict Colombia

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

Project Profile: Training Local NGOs in Mexico

Read about our training partnership with Fondo Unido Mexico.

Community Development in Brazil

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

Local NGOs in Kosovo

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

Case Study: Local NGO Development

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.

Organizational Network Analysis Primer

Read more about this systems approach to Organizational Development

LINC’s Workshops for Local NGOs

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.

Plotting a Course for NGO Success in Kenya

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

LINC Presents at Conference of the NGO Council of Kenya

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

LINC Assists Major European NGO to Grow US Funding Portfolio

LINC Supports Five Capable Organizations in Nicaragua