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Democracy, Rule of Law, Governance

E-Learning Modules


This program was elaborated by the Bureau for Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG) of the US State Department. DRG serves to strengthen partnerships with a diverse array of actors through shared knowledge and values.

USILD works with diverse array of partners—including host country governments, civil society and faith-based organizations, global and local businesses, universities, foundations, non-governmental organizations, and diaspora groups – that bring a unique set of skills and knowledge to advance global development. The E-Learning courses is set to strengthen partnerships through shared knowledge and values.

Available course(s):

Description:The future of the Internet is now contested globally with competing models for its governance and structure, between a global, free, and open internet and one based on state-control. After successfully completing this e-learning course, participants will be able to: describe the importance of internet freedom in meeting USAID development goals; describe key internet freedom concepts; describe how internet freedom approaches can be integrated throughout the program cycle; and access resources and policies that guide the integration of internet freedom into program design.

Description: Inclusive development is the concept that every person, regardless of identity, is instrumental in the transformation of their own societies and their inclusion throughout the development process leads to better outcomes. USAID prioritizes inclusive development in all of its programming. This elearning introduces the key concepts, terminology, and principles of inclusive development, provides an overview of the inclusive development analysis tool, helps participants reflect on their role in making the case for inclusive development, and encourages strategic thinking to advance Inclusive Development in USAID’s efforts.

Description: The foundational principles that guide our work with LGBTI people here at USAID are “do no harm” and “do nothing about them without them.” In this e-learning module, the content focuses on the former and is designed to help USAID colleagues and partners ensure that their efforts to help protect LGBTI people from violence, discrimination, stigma, and criminalization do not have harmful consequences.

Description: This interactive, scenario-based e-learning course explores the following questions: What do you think of when you think of local government? Which entities are involved, and how do they receive their power and responsibilities? How do responsibilities differ between central and local governments and how do different levels of governments work together? What do we mean by decentralization, and why does it matter to USAID’s mission?  

Description: This course is a field-research methodology used to not simply explore how things happen in an aid-recipient country, but why things happen. USAID staff and partners can use PEA to consider constraints and opportunities holistically, making programming more feasible and better tailored to a particular context. In order to apply PEA in a job-realistic situation, USAID staff and partners will need to respond to typical challenges and make critical decisions throughout the process. This e-learning course will provide that experience through an interactive, guided scenario. Learners will be placed in a realistic work role and have the opportunity to shape an applied political economy analysis, making assessment and design choices, and reflecting on the consequences. Through this simulated experience, and the additional instructional resources, learners will gain a better understanding of what PEA is and how it can be applied in their own work roles

Description: This course focuses on USAID’s inclusion principles and demonstrates how to apply inclusive practices and advance inclusion in the workplace using USAID’s hiring process as a representative example. By the end of the course, you will be able to identify inclusion opportunities in the hiring process as well as other workforce processes, such as professional development, retention, promotion, and ensuring morale.

Description:People-centered Justice (PCJ) provides a pathway to deliver justice for all, strengthen public trust and confidence in justice systems, and facilitate more peaceful, just, and inclusive societies as a basis for sustainable development, working with donors and technical assistance providers, as well as national justice leaders and global stakeholders. This e-learning module will: define how PCJ applies to USAID programming; explain the importance of why PCJ matters to the USAID development agenda and relates to other sectoral challenges; and apply a PCJ approach to address rule of law challenges.

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