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November Newsletter Out Now!

Check out our latest monthly newsletter! This month, we're excited to announce the new Locally Led Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning page. Read this issue to discover new resources on locally led development!

Locally led monitoring evaluation and learning

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Revisit Session 1 of the CLA Bite-Sized Learning Webinar Series!

Session 1 of the Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Case Competition Bite-Sized Learning webinar series took place on November 7, 2023. The webinar how can USAID staff, implementing partners, and other development practitioners use CLA to advance localization in their contexts. Watch the recording of the session now!

Bite-sized Learning: Operationalizing Localization through CLA, November 7, 2023

Congratulations to the 2023 CLA Case Competition Winners and Finalists!

USAID is excited to announce the 2023 Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Case Competition winners and finalists! 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!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 CLA Case Competition!

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.