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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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USAID/Senegal Governance Activity Demonstrates Value of Multi-Sectoral Collaboration in Response to COVID-19

May 13,2020
By: Sarah Miller Frazer
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. COVID-19 may dampen in-person interactions, but in Senegal, the USAID/Governance for L...
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What happens to your in-person annual team retreat during COVID-19?

Apr 21,2020
By: Meagan Meekins
 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.We’re part of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning and Adapting team in RTI’s global health ...
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Two Acronyms, One Goal: Applying PSE and CLA for Better Development Outcomes

Apr 17,2020
By: Beverly Hoover and Jacqueline Rojas
With USAID’s Private Sector Engagement (PSE) Policy, we are shifting to work hand-in-hand with the private sector to design and deliver our development and humanitarian programs across all technical areas. You may be  familiar with the tools and approaches essential for integrating PSE throughout your programming. But have you ever...
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Supporting Self-Reliance Through Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting

Apr 13,2020
By: Self-Reliance Learning Agenda team
How can Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) contribute to fostering a country’s Journey to Self-Reliance (J2SR)? The latest Self-Reliance Learning Agenda (SRLA) product—the CLA Case Competition Self-Reliance Analysis—explores this question. In this paper, USAID analyzes submissions to the 2019 Collaborating, Learning, and Ad...
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USAID LEARN End of Contract Report

Apr 05,2020
By: USAID LEARN
In September of 2014, USAID’s Office of Learning, Evaluation & Research (LER) awarded the Learning and Knowledge Management (LEARN) contract to Dexis Consulting Group and subcontractor RTI International. This document—the End of Contract Report—captures five and a half years of results and reflections for our stakeholders. The i...
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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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From Cholera to COVID: building on CLA investments to improve COVID 19 response

Mar 31,2020
By: Emily Janoch
I’ll admit, I had about a minute on the second day of COVID lockdown where I thought, “maybe this time will be slower for me. It’s so hard to prioritize learning in emergencies.” After all, I’m the Director of Knowledge Management and Learning, and the vast majority of my time usually focuses on development programming. I won’...
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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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