Resource: CARE's Approach to Adaptive Management - CARE

Listen Carefully, Tread Lightly, Adapt Quickly: CARE’s Approach to Adaptive Management

CARE’s approach to adaptive management focuses on building in mechanisms for continuing learning and evidence-based adaptation throughout the program cycle as part of a thoughtful program design. This should go beyond experimenting, piloting and scaling to base adaptation on 1) shifting contexts and changing needs of communities, 2) changing power dynamics—especially gender power dynamics and other forms of exclusion, and 3) developing knowledge about what is (and is not) working in this environment and why.

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