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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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Adaptive Leadership in COVID-19 Response

Jun 16,2020
By: Andrew Wells-Dang and Emily Janoch
Like many international humanitarian organizations and donors, CARE International is increasingly employing a politically smart approach to adaptive management throughout our global programs. “Politically smart” means that CARE and our partners engage with changing power dynamics – especially concerning gender and other forms of exc...
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Adapting In Response To COVID-19 Public Health Restrictions

Jun 11,2020
By: Andie Procopio
ABOUTGraduating to Resilience (the Activity) is a USAID Office of Food for Peace (FFP) funded Activity led by AVSI Foundation in partnership with IMPAQ International and Trickle Up, which seeks to test the Graduation Approach’s ability to graduate ultra-poor refugee and host community households (HHs) in Western Uganda from conditions o...
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A Closer Look at the LEARN End of Contract Report: Part 1

Jun 08,2020
By: Sarah Schmidt
In September 2014, USAID’s Office of Learning, Evaluation & Research within the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning awarded the Knowledge Management and Learning (LEARN) contract to Dexis and subcontractor RTI. LEARN’s primary purpose was to support organizational change at USAID. More specifically, the contract was designed ...
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Balancing crisis response with sustainable impact: Seven questions to ensure learning, ethics and accountability amid Covid-19 and beyond

Jun 05,2020
By: Alysson Akiko Oakley
Crises bring many things to light: how prepared you are to respond and adapt quickly, how you apply lessons from past experiences while adopting new practices, how you manage uncertainty and more. All of this is a testament to our existing practices and attendant systems. How we respond also sets us on a path toward our future systems. Th...
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9 Lessons Learned When Converting In-person Training to Virtual Training at USAID

May 20,2020
By: Jen Page
Like many of you, in March 2020 with the onset of the COVID19 pandemic it became clear that business as normal was not going to continue. For my team at PPL/LER & LEARN that meant the planned delivery of the classroom course Better Development Through Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) at the end of April was not going to be p...
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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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