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Does your team pause and reflect for programmatic adaptations? Are you building self-reliance through strategic collaboration with local partners? Are you creating a learning culture within your organization? Have you integrated evaluation recommendations into your... read more
Blog | Feb 22, 2019 | Learning Lab
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Curious about how USAID defines and thinks about adaptive management? Well, USAID recently released a Discussion Note which complements ADS 201.3.1.2 Program Cycle Principles by elaborating on Principle 2: Manage Adaptively through Continuous Learning. The Discussion Note... read more
Blog | Feb 8, 2018 | Learning Lab
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During the CLA Community of Practice's June virtual dialogue, panelists and community members shared experiences and  good practices for managing staff transitions. Below is a list of key recommendations that emerged, as well as a list of resources the panelists recommended... read more
Blog | Oct 17, 2017 | Learning Lab
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The purpose of the Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Case Competition is to source examples of CLA in action among USAID missions and implementing partners. The 2016 submission period lasted from June 1—July 15 and resulted in 63 qualifying entries from 11 USAID... read more
Blog | Sep 12, 2016 | Learning Lab
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What does CLA look like in practice? In this video, Shannon Young, the Contracting Officer's Representative of USAID/Tanzania’s Public Sector System Strengthening (PS3) Activity, shares examples of collaborating, learning, and adapting in how PS3 was conceptualized and... read more
Blog | May 3, 2016 | Learning Lab | CLA in Action
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This piece, by Rob Cross, Reb Rebele, and Adam Grant, was originally published in the January-February 2016 Issue of the Harvard Business Review. Collaboration is taking over the workplace. As business becomes increasingly global and cross-functional, silos are breaking... read more
Blog | Feb 3, 2016 | Learning Lab
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This piece, by Rebecca Knight, was originally published on hbr.org on January 15, 2016. When a valuable employee tells you she’s leaving, worrying about losing her institutional knowledge and experience is understandable. How can you oversee the transition in a way that... read more
Blog | Jan 19, 2016 | Learning Lab
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This piece, by Matt Haikin, originally appeared on ICTworks.org on October, 29, 2015. M&E is lame...as is MEL, MERL, MEAL, PME, and PM&E.  Why do we do M&E?  To improve our work surely; but how do we improve? By learning what works, what doesn’t work, and using... read more
Blog | Nov 19, 2015 | Learning Lab
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In this era of big data and real-time data sharing, projects and organizations are increasingly trying to organize their analytics with dashboards that share key insights at a glance. At the 2015 MERL Tech conference, we shared our experiences and learning from designing... read more
Blog | Nov 10, 2015 | Learning Lab
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This piece, by Lisa Denney, originally appeared on Oxfam's blog on October 28, 2015. Much has been written recently on the need for more flexible and adaptive development programming. This area has spawned considerable research attention across sectors, multiple workshops... read more
Blog | Nov 9, 2015 | Learning Lab

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