As the results of actions become available, it is important to share success and failures within the team, with management, funders and the community (Step 5).

  • A. Document the learning
    • document key results and lessons
  • B. Share learning
    • identify key audiences and their needs
    • regular reports to team members & key stakeholders
    • communication products developed and distributed
  • Create a culture of learning and review
    • regular feedback shared formally or informally
    • evaluations and/or audits at appropriate times during project cycle
    • commitment to learning & innovation
    • safe environment for encouraging experimentation
    • commitment to share success and failures with practitioners around the world

Review and learning may well feed back into plan adaptation or into new projects that can commence (Step 1) with a better understanding of successful approaches.

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