All posts tagged with "Monalisa Salib"

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
Blog | Nov 5, 2018 | Learning Lab
This blog post was written by Monalisa Salib, Deputy Chief of Party of the USAID LEARN contract. Image credit As collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) champions, you may have colleagues asking you, “well, what’s the return on investment - or ROI - of CLA?” In other... read more
Blog | Oct 25, 2018 | Monalisa Salib
This blog post was written by Monalisa Salib, Deputy Chief of Party of the USAID LEARN contract. Real talk: Collaboration can be hard. Sometimes it’s hard because you don’t like the people you have to work with, and more often than not, you don’t have the power to choose... read more
Blog | Oct 24, 2018 | Monalisa Salib
Now that collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) practices are taking hold more and more across USAID and its implementing partners, we are finding ourselves in conversations about what it looks like to be integrating CLA too much. For example, questions like: how do we... read more
Blog | Oct 9, 2018 | Monalisa Salib
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
Blog | Jun 6, 2018 | Monalisa Salib
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In late 2016, USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning & Learning (PPL) initiated the Learning Dojo, an effort to bring together five operating units at USAID around a shared learning agenda. Representatives from PPL, the Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and... read more
Library Resource | Apr 14, 2018
This visual summarizes findings from a recent literature review on evidence-based decision-making. This work is supported by the Global Development Lab (the Lab). We will be sharing the full report here once it is available. If you are interested to learn more, please... read more
Blog | Dec 18, 2017 | Learning Lab
Monalisa Salib is a Manager of Organizational Learning & Research on the USAID/LEARN contract. Image: Portrait of Sarah Bernhardt as Hamlet. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. When we work with USAID Missions and Implementing Partners, one of our first statements is, "you are... read more
Blog | Nov 30, 2017 | Learning Lab
Ilana Shapiro, PhD, is a New Approaches Advisor and Monalisa Salib is an Organizational Learning and Research Manager on the USAID LEARN contract. One of our key hypotheses for why collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) matters is that it bolsters employee engagement... read more
Blog | Sep 25, 2017 | Learning Lab
This blog post is a second in a series of about debunking common CLA myths. See the first blog here. In working with USAID missions and implementing partners, we hear a pretty consistent chorus of misconceptions about collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA).... read more
Blog | Mar 13, 2017 | Learning Lab


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