USAID’s Agency Learning Agenda, published in May 2022 covering 2022 - 2026, articulates USAID’s priorities for learning and evidence to inform Agency decision-making. The 2022-2026 Agency Learning Agenda responds to the Foundations for Evidence-based Policymaking Act of 2018, and aligns with Interim National Security Strategic Guidance, the Department of State and USAID Joint Strategic Plan, and the preliminary priorities of the forthcoming USAID Policy Framework.

USAID’s Agency Learning Agenda includes a set of nine questions, which cut across USAID’s policy priorities and respond to critical Agency evidence needs:

2022-2026 USAID Agency Learning Agenda Questions
1. OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS | How can USAID better streamline systems, processes and resources to meet long-term needs identified by Missions, while enabling the flexibility to respond quickly to unexpected shifts in context?
2. RESILIENCE TO SHOCKS | How can USAID strengthen household, community, and country resilience to climate, conflict, economic, and health shocks, such as COVID-19 and other global pandemic threats?
3. RESPONDING TO CLIMATE CHANGE | How can USAID best engage global actors, partner countries, and local leaders to mitigate the climate crisis and support equitable adaptation to its impacts?
4. ANTI-CORRUPTION | How can USAID work with host countries, interagency colleagues, and other development actors to address systemic corruption through multisectoral approaches?
5. AFFIRMATIVE DEVELOPMENT | How can USAID advance an affirmative, sustainable development approach to mitigate authoritarian or malign influences and actions?
6. MIGRATION AND FORCED DISPLACEMENT | How can USAID better address drivers of migration and forced displacement through evidence-informed decision-making?
7. DEIA | How can USAID programs and operations mitigate harm to underrepresented and marginalized populations, while promoting equity and inclusion?
8. LOCALLY-LED DEVELOPMENT | How can USAID more equitably engage local knowledge, assets, and practices and align programming with local priorities and metrics for success?
9. PARTNERING FOR SUSTAINABILITY | How can USAID’s partnerships with the private sector; local, faith, and nontraditional partners; and other donors contribute to sustainable development objectives?


USAID invites relevant evidence from external stakeholders on all Agency Learning Agenda questions. Please contact us at to share evidence or ask questions. You can find a one pager of USAID's Agency Learning Agenda here

Information related to the previous Agency Learning Agenda (2018-2022) can be found here.

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Agency Learning Agenda