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Tools and Approaches to Learning for Better Development Programming

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And the Winners of the 2022 CLA Case Competition Are...

The Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL) is delighted to announce the winning cases and finalists of the 7th annual CLA Case Competition! All the cases submitted this year are now available to explore on Learning Lab.

2022 CLA Case Competition Winners and Finalists

New Release! Collective Action Collection

Two new guides and a set of case studies on collective action are now available. Collective action - an intentional and agreed-upon process that engages interested parties to take joint actions in support of shared objectives - is critical to helping USAID advance its localization efforts and to promote inclusive development.

Collective Action in Programming Guides

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Learning Lab provides a space for the international development community to access and share resources. Contribute a blog that tells your story; share evidence on what works, or doesn't, in the areas of CLA, monitoring or evaluation; or upload resources that help others apply new learning.

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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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Read the latest insights and reflections on learning and adapting

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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.