Empowering countries to achieve better health through improved data collection, quality, and use.BID Learning Network
The BID Learning Network (BLN) builds bridges between countries, and between regional and global partners, through mentorship, peer learning opportunities, and knowledge management. It provides targeted expertise to help governments strengthen their routine data systems, serving as a hub for dynamic technical support. Together, member countries identify shared problems and test shared solutions, offering a model for country-driven sustainability.
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News From The BID Learning Network
Nov 20, 2019
Compasses when there are no maps: The growing importance of adaptive management to the development sector and the role of real-time data
In a world with dynamic population movements, outbreaks with cross-border implications, and increasingly politicized health issues, linear and inflexible approaches to global health programs is ineffective. Adaptive management has emerged as one possible approach that embodies iteration and adaptability in program design and implementation to help with navigating complex and dynamic environments. It entails iterative program timelines, funding mechanisms, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plans, and implementation strategies that allow for a process of continuous “learning by doing.” It builds in explicit processes of testing, learning, and iteration throughout the project lifecycle and calls for an organizational culture that embraces flexibility and learns from its failures.
Recommendations and Lessons Learned
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