How to define and identify lessons learned?
Dear EvalForward colleagues,
As M&E professionals, we are often requested to identify and consolidate “lessons learned”.
From my experience, there is not a shared understanding/ definition of what a lesson learned is.
Often I come across lessons that sound like findings, conclusions, or sometimes even like recommendations and therefore belong somewhere else.
I would be interested to learn from this community: which is the definition of lesson learned that you adopt or one you find useful?
Are there any resources that can be shared which lay out a step-by-step approach to identify lessons learned that can be useful for our practice? Can you recommend any workshop you have attended or professionals that can facilitate a workshop on this topic?
Thanks in advance!