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Learning for Development Community

"International development organisations need to be able to adapt."

Can we stop reinventing the wheel?     

Organisational learning does not have to be repetitive, inefficient or burdensome. Instead, the Learning for Development Community provides an active space for peer-learning about learning and sharing insights and ideas to drive impact through learning.

Learning for Development Community

International development challenges are complex, uncertain and non-linear and the field is undergoing tremendous changes. For organisations in international development to remain viable and effective in this dynamic and unpredictable environment, they need to find ways to accommodate these changes. 

However, there are many open questions regarding new ways forward, specifically organisational learning. Now more than ever, there is a need to develop answers to these questions and translate theory to practice for organisations. 

The Core Themes

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The challenges and opportunities for organisational learning in development. 

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Creating learning cultures in development organisations.

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Measuring the impact of organisational learning for development. 

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The strategies for learning and establishing learning goals. 

A platform for knowledge sharing and peer-learning about organisational learning in international development, the Learning for Development Community aims to develop answers to the key questions regarding organisational learning for international development. By connecting practitioners and academics, the LEAD Community will enable active knowledge sharing, collaborative learning and joint problem-solving.

The Process

Through an annual 6-step process to identify challenge, design solutions, and translate them into practise, the Community will develop answers to the key questions regarding organisational learning in the context of international development. 


Strhive believes that the successful learning depends on a constant exchange between practice and research. Through a reciprocal and synergistic relationship, you will be contributing to the evidence-based and developing answers for practice.

Membership requires active participation and contribution of questions, ideas, and experiences


€2000,- per year

Members include:

Katherine Haugh

World Food Programme

How might we, as the international development community, explore, measure, and demonstrate the value of learning and adapting for improving organizational effectiveness and development outcomes? How can we best connect learning to decision-making practices in a real way, based on findings in behavioral science and the realities of how decision-making actually happen in our sector?