USAID Knowledge-Driven Agricultural Development (KDAD)

Organizational DevelopmentData and Innovation

Project Details:

CLIENT: USAID Bureau for Food Security

REGION: Global

COUNTRY: Global, United States

SERVICE: Organizational Development, Data and Innovation

SECTOR: Agriculture, Economic Growth, Food Security, Gender

PROJECT LENGTH: October 2013 – March 2019

Project Description

USAID Knowledge-Driven Agricultural Development (KDAD) project served as the USAID Bureau for Food Security’s (BFS) primary tool for capturing, sharing, and promoting best practices in agriculture, nutrition, and economic development. It follows the successful implementation of  predecessor knowledge management (KM) projects including the Knowledge-Driven Microenterprise Development (KDMD) Project (2008-2013) led by QED Group.

In addition to supporting USAID’s BFS, KDAD also supported KM efforts to advance and improve internal and external knowledge sharing and learning among other Agency operating units, including the Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning; the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment; and the Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.

Under KDAD, QED supported USAID’s Agrilinks, Feed the Future, Microlinks, (now MarketLinks), and Women’s Leadership in Small & Medium Enterprises (WLSME) websites and provided comprehensive KM services including regular seminars and webinars, online discussions, in-person trainings, digital content development and dissemination and event management and promotion. QED worked in partnership with Insight Systems Corporation on the KDAD project.