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  • USAID’s Acquisition and Assistance Strategy Brief

    In early March 2023, USAID launched its updated Acquisition and Assistance (A&A) Strategy. Read this brief for more information about what the new strategy means for USAID's operations, its implementing partners, and the movement for locally-led development.

  • From Operations to Outcomes: A Policy Blueprint for Locally-Led Development

    Twenty global thought-leaders and 2,000 participants from over 100 countries discussed what it will take to operationalize locally-led development. This report outlines insights from those discussions and key policy recommendations for funders and INGOs to consider.

  • USAID’s Local Capacity Strengthening Policy

    On October 19, 2022, USAID released its Local Capacity Strengthening (LCS) Policy, which is revised from the December 2021 Local Capacity Development Policy draft. USAID updated the policy based on nearly 600 pages of public comments and consultation with local actors.

  • A Budgeting Guide for NGOs

    Whether you're overseeing a budget for an entire non-governmental organization (NGO) or a project, good budget management is essential for success. Humentum works with hundreds of NGOs and finance professionals across the globe and understands the importance of preparing a strong budget. We have compiled a free Budgeting Guide to give you the confidence to prepare a meaningful and useful budget for your NGO. 

  • Operationalizing Locally-Led Development: What We Learned

    What will it take to operationalize the vision of locally-led development? This summary is a preview of an upcoming report that will share lessons from a year of webinars around this subject, as well as policy recommendations.

  • Humentum Comments on USAID’s Draft Guide to Collecting Beneficiary Feedback

    Humentum appreciates the opportunity to submit these comments in response to USAID’s draft guide to collecting beneficiary feedback. USAID has asked that the public provide feedback to ensure the guidance serves the needs of implementing partners who must collect feedback from beneficiaries as a required part of their development program. As such, these comments are based on feedback from Humentum’s membership, the majority of whom are implementing partners.

  • Understanding the 2022 USAID Risk Appetite Statement

    Humentum Policy Brief On August 22, 2022, USAID released an updated Risk Appetite Statement. First crafted in 2018, the RAS details the Agency’s willingness to absorb, share, and/or mitigate the various risks – which have historically ranged from programmatic, reputational, fiduciary to legal, security, and human capital - related to its strategic objectives. Since these objectives change over time and across administrations, so too must the Agency’s RAS.

  • The State of Learning and Development in NGOs: 2022 Report

    How well does your organization meet the five critical lens for mastering organizational learning? We asked that question of close to 40 NGOs this summer. The 35-question assessment tool was designed to help L&D staff review and reflect on their current working environments.

  • Financial Health Check Assessment Tool

    Want to check the pulse of your organization’s financial management abilities? Humentum’s Health Check is a simple self-assessment tool that does just that. It can be done in less than a day and you’ll get immediate recommendations on ways to improve, based on your score.

  • Mastering Organizational Learning: An eBook

    Learn from our Humentum Learning Services team and community of subscribers about the key elements of a thriving global learning & development team.