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Adapting is an intentional approach to reflecting on learning, and making decisions and iterative adjustments in response to new information and changes in context.

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This job aid will help you determine how best to resolve a challenge/issue in programming.
If you are involved in hiring, this tool can help you increase your chances of selecting staff members skilled in adaptive management.
Taking the time to pause and reflect is essential to CLA.
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Cholera to COVID19: Applying CLA in Crisis

Apr 02,2020
By: Emily Janoch
This blog is a response to our invitation to reflect on how this community is using CLA approaches to respond to COVID-19. We’d love to hear from you, too! To add a blog, click here and select “Add a Blog” in the blue bar. I’ll admit, I had about a minute on the second day of COVID lockdown where I thought, “maybe this time...
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How Are You Using CLA Approaches to Respond to COVID-19?

Apr 01,2020
By: USAID Learning Lab
We are experiencing something that none of us expected. The context has shifted under our feet. The world has changed significantly. And yet, our development work must go on and be used to support families, communities, countries, and a world in crisis.We invite you to share the ways in which you’re using Collaborating, Learning & A...
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Annotated Evidence Summary

Mar 24,2020
By: Katherine Haugh and Kate Heusler
The Annotated Evidence Summary tells the story of USAID's Development Innovations (DI) program that was implemented in Cambodia by Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) from 2013-2019. The Summary outlines the ways in which DI’s use of collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) mindsets and practices contributed to its development...
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Hulu Beteina: Innovation through collaboration to deliver RMNCH messages into households

Mar 13,2020
By: Simon Heliso
John Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (JHCCP) Ethiopia was pioneering a user-facing mobile app for social and behavior change message in Ethiopia. The Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) appreciated the strength of proposed collaboration with leading social and behavior change communication expertise and reputed IT company.The will...
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Listen Carefully, Tread Lightly, Adapt Quickly: CARE's Approach to Adaptive Management

Mar 10,2020
By: Emily Janoch
My first job in development was as an “Institutional Memory Specialist” (a fancy title to avoid calling me “intern in charge of finding paperwork”) in Bamako, Mali. On my first day, my boss handed me two documents—the proposal and the log frame—and said, “Here’s everything you’ll need to know to get started.” Here’s ...
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The DRG Webinar Series: Session Two

Mar 10,2020
By: The Center for Democracy Human Rights and Governance
This webinar is part of The DRG Tipping Point Virtual Think Tank Series, a monthly webinar series from February to June 2020. Check out the full series here, which will be updated following each session.March 2020 - Adaptive Management - The Promises and Perils of Integrated ApproachesThis focuses on the unexpectedly powerful impact ...
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Four Years Later: How Our Community has been Inspired by the CLA Maturity Tool

Mar 06,2020
By: Monica Matts & Monalisa Salib
About four years ago, we shared the Collaborating, Learning & Adapting (CLA) Framework with our USAID Learning Lab community and started using the associated CLA Maturity Tool with USAID Missions and implementing partners. For those who aren’t familiar with the tool, teams and operating units use it to self-assess their CLA practice...
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Local Philanthropy and Self-Reliance Guide

Feb 03,2020
By: djacobstein
This guide brings together information and materials to help USAID officers and partners better approach the issue of local philanthropy. Local philanthropy both offers a platform for financing of development locally and is an important mechanism of a society's self-reliance, and a lot is known about how to build insights around local phi...
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CLA 2.0: Evolving CLA to Promote Partnership and Reading in Uganda

Jan 29,2020
By: T. Brunette
For the USAID/Uganda School Health and Reading Program (SHRP) – implemented by RTI, adapting to improve results was at the heart of early grade reading efforts since the program started in 2012. Today, together with the USAID/Uganda Literacy Achievement and Retention Activity (LARA) and the Ministry of Education and Sports implemented U...
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