QED worked as a sub-contractor to Insight Systems Corporation on the USAID funded Knowledge-Driven Agricultural Development (KDAD) project. KDAD mobilized and shared best practices, lessons learned, and effective methods to reduce extreme poverty, hunger, and undernutrition through agriculture-led economic growth. KDAD was the USAID Bureau for Food Security’s (BFS) primary tool for capturing, sharing, and promoting best practices in agriculture, nutrition, and economic development. In addition, the project supported knowledge management (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.
KDAD managed and/or supported the Agrilinks, Feed the Future, Microlinks, and WLSME websites and provides comprehensive KM services including:
• Regular seminars and webinars
• Online discussions
• In-person training courses
• Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) tools and analysis
• Grants Under Contract (GUCs)
• Digital content development and dissemination
• Event management and promotion
KDAD is preceded by USAID/Knowledge-Driven Microenterprise Development (KDMD): 2008-2013 and followed by the USAID/Knowledge, Data, Learning, and Training (KDLT) project, awarded to Bixal, QED Group and Training Resources Group in March 2019.