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The DRG Center serves to strengthen partnerships with a diverse array of actors through shared knowledge and values.

USAID recognizes the importance of working with a diverse array of partners—including host country governments, civil society and faith-based organizations, global and local businesses, universities, foundations, non-governmental organizations, and diaspora groups – that bring a unique set of skills and knowledge to advance global development. USAID’s Center for Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG Center) is excited to share the DRG online courses with our partners to strengthen partnerships through shared knowledge and values.

Available course(s):

  • Immersive Journey Through PEA: Political Economy Analysis (PEA) is a field-research methodology used to not simply explore how things happen in an aid-recipient country, but why things happen. USAID staff and partners can use PEA to consider constraints and opportunities holistically, making programming more feasible and better tailored to a particular context. In order to apply PEA in a job-realistic situation, USAID staff and partners will need to respond to typical challenges and make critical decisions throughout the process. This e-learning course will provide that experience through an interactive, guided scenario. Learners will be placed in a realistic work role and have the opportunity to shape an applied political economy analysis, making assessment and design choices, and reflecting on the consequences. Through this simulated experience, and the additional instructional resources, learners will gain a better understanding of what PEA is and how it can be applied in their own work roles.
  • Do No Harm

Description: The foundational principles that guide our work with LGBTI people here at USAID are “do no harm” and “do nothing about them without them.” In this e-learning module, the content focuses on the former and is designed to help USAID colleagues and partners ensure that their efforts to help protect LGBTI people from violence, discrimination, stigma, and criminalization do not have harmful consequences.

Description: Inclusive development is the concept that every person, regardless of identity, is instrumental in the transformation of their own societies and their inclusion throughout the development process leads to better outcomes. USAID prioritizes inclusive development in all of its programming. This elearning introduces the key concepts, terminology, and principles of inclusive development, provides an overview of the inclusive development analysis tool, helps participants reflect on their role in making the case for inclusive development, and encourages strategic thinking to advance Inclusive Development in USAID’s efforts.

Last updated: May 17, 2021

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