"Although bringing implementers, researchers, and policymakers together for regular reflection and learning takes time and effort, it's worthwhile. It makes results become accessible and relevant. We've seen firsthand how this helps create powerful ownership of the innovation at all levels, and balances decision-making."
NANA APENEM DAGADU, GREAT PROJECT MANAGER
"Something that's gone very well with GREAT is the coordination between the Resource Team and community-based organizations. These organizations believe in each other, and seek guidance and technical assistance only when necessary. They want to make sure GREAT is on the right track."
REBECKA LUNDGREN, GREAT PROJECT PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR
"I believe a big part of GREAT's excellence was the process of 'continuous learning' — creating space to gather input and reflection from those who are closest to the activities in the community. For example, encouraging regular feedback to the language of the tools meant that they were more context-appropriate, easier to understand, and ultimately, more effective."
LINDA SUSSMAN, USAID WASHINGTON, GREAT PROJECT