Aid and development organizations tackle a broad range of complex problems in demanding operating environments. However, the standard tools and processes we use are ill-suited to the task we face. The limitations of linear programming models and bureaucratic constraints are now widely recognized. Improving our impact requires a new generation of thinking and
practice. Fortunately, there are new approaches in the works.

In 2015 the International Rescue Committee and Mercy Corps joined forces to launch ADAPT (Analysis Driven Agile Programming Techniques) to research, innovate and field test adaptive management techniques for the sector. Read ADAPT case studies.