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The Paper Series on Capacity and Capacity Strengthening shares insights gleaned from a subset of the literature examined by the Self-Reliance Learning Agenda (SRLA) landscape analysis, with the aim of prompting further discussion. It notes that capacity and capacity... read more
Imagine you are watching a play, except, instead of sitting in a normal theater seat, you find yourself as part of the scenery. There are actors behind you, above you, next to you. You are surrounded by bright lights, rough textures, and woodsy aromas. You are not simply... read more
There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that people struggle to actually use data and evidence to inform their decisions. While there are a number of reasons for this, one of the main reasons is that teams and organizations often fail to internalize the data and... read more
We’re very pleased to announce the release of the Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Evidence Dashboard!
The CLA Evidence Dashboard organizes all of the evidence about how and under what conditions CLA impacts organizational effectiveness and development outcomes.... read more
This blog post was written by Monalisa Salib with contributions from Katherine Haugh, Amy Leo, Kristin Lindell, and Ilana Shapiro, PhD.
We are constantly making tough choices about how to allocate our staff and financial resources, and for many implementing partners, this... read more
Did you know that purposeful reflection on one’s accumulated experience leads to greater learning than the accumulation of additional similar experience? This is one of the many things I learned while conducting the fall 2017 update to our literature review on... read more
The Landscape Analysis of Learning Agendas at USAID/Washington and Beyond report details the increasing interest in learning agendas and the progress that USAID/Washington is making on using evidence to inform our work. The report surveys the number and types of efforts... read more
MERL Tech Collective Impact Visual Notes from USAIDLearningLab
No single organization can solve the challenges that the international development sector addresses. Collectively, we can achieve a lot more. Collaboration is a hot topic at conferences like MERL Tech, but we... read more
This blog post is part of a new series called Working Smarter: Everyday CLA techniques to help you be more productive. The goal of the series is to share practical ways to integrate collaborating, learning, and adapting into your work.
The LEARN team recently had a... read more
Reaching the Most Vulnerable: Working in Partnership with Haiti's Government from USAIDLearningLab
Last week at a USAID presentation, Emily Janoch, Senior Technical Advisor for Knowledge Management and Learning at CARE, spoke about Kore Lavi, a program launched in... read more