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Congratulations to the Winners and Finalists of the 2023 CLA Case Competition!

USAID is excited to announce the winners and finalists of the 2023 Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Case Competition! This year, a record 154 teams competed, with 70% joining for the first-time! Thank you to every participant for helping USAID build a rich evidence base for the continued application of CLA in development. Explore all the cases from this year’s competition on Learning Lab!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 CLA Case Competition!

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Provide Feedback on Draft Job Aids

The Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning has produced two new draft job aids to support Agreement Office Representatives and Contracting Officer Representatives (AORs/CORs) with reviewing regular reporting requirements for activity data use and planning and opening up dialogue with partners around data practices. Check out the August Month and Learn to provide feedback!

Month and Learn: Visit the Month and Learn page for new draft job aids!

July Newsletter Out Now!

Check out our latest monthly newsletter! This month, we're excited to talk about the importance of cost analysis in evaluations. Read this issue to discover new resources added to the Evaluation Toolkit!

July Newsletter - Cost Analysis in Evaluations

Evidence to Action Briefs Now Available!

Discover how evidence from evaluations are transformed into action! This resource includes five briefs about recently completed impact evaluations in Bangladesh, Ghana, Eastern and Southern Caribbean, Malawi, and Nepal. 


Evidence to Action Briefs

Writing and Submission Tips

Have a resource, blog, or event that you would like to share with the Learning Lab community? This page provides an overview of what we're looking for when it comes to content contributions, and some tips for creating and posting resources and writing blogs. We can't wait to hear from you!

Writing and Submission Tips


USAID Learning Lab hosts three toolkits to provide USAID staff and implementing partners with a curated set of resources to plan, implement and integrate collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA), monitoring, and evaluation practices into organizational processes and development programming.

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USAID Learning Lab is a collaborative space where USAID staff and partners share learning approaches across CLA, monitoring, and evaluation to improve organizational processes and development programming.