• A Learning Organization

Lutheran World Relief is committed to ensuring the highest-quality programming for the communities we serve and our donors.

To do this, we have developed the comprehensive Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (DMEL) Framework that our staff and local partners use in all our projects to gather and analyze data to inform our learning and adaption for improved programming.  

Lutheran World Relief prioritizes reflection and knowledge sharing among our staff, partners and peers beyond our program cycle. Taking the time and effort as an organization to learn from our past experiences and review the latest innovations from the field allows us to better design and implement projects that best meet the needs of rural populations living in poverty and overcome the challenges common to international development. We have adopted USAID’s Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Framework to fit our organizational culture and help us effectively operate as a learning organization.