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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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How collaborative efforts led to better HIV services and outcomes in Eastern Uganda

Aug 07,2019
By: Carol Karutu
The USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda (RHITES-E) Activity, implemented by IntraHealth International and its partners, supports the government of Uganda to expand access to and use of high-quality health services in the country’s Eastern region and Karamoja.In March 2018, the Ministry of Health intro...
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Promoting Sustainability & Self-Reliance: Use of Group Capacity Assessment Data in Nepal

Aug 07,2019
By: S.Sharma
Sustainable Action for Resilience and Food Security (Sabal) is a five-year program in Nepal funded by USAID Food for Peace (FFP) in October 2014 and implemented by Save the Children and a consortium of partners. Sabal’s goal is to improve food security and resilience in targeted districts of Central and Eastern Midhills of Nepal. Its ac...
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Strengthening Kenya's TVET capacity through learning and adaptation

Aug 07,2019
By: Ehud Gachugu and Sarah Mattingly
This case explores the CLA approach of Kenya Youth Employment and Skills Program (K-YES), a five-year program funded by USAID that enhances employment opportunities for unemployed and underemployed Kenyan youth (aged 18-35) who have not completed secondary education. K-YES works in partnership with Technical and Vocational Education and T...
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Removing the blinders: Transitioning NAFAKA II to an evidence-based project.

Aug 07,2019
By: Rodrigo Abed and Hamisi Mwango
The ability to design impactful interventions and make adaptive decisions during implementation requires a solid technical evidence base and an inquisitive implementation process. The Feed the Future Tanzania NAFAKA II (i.e. NAFAKA) program has recently undergone a shift to advance these goals, embedding more research around program inter...
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Human Rights Support Mechanism: How to Operationalize Learning across a Consortium

Aug 07,2019
By: Samuel Gerstin
When it comes to CLA --specifically, when it comes to 'global' CLA-- time and space matter. This is not a new revelation, but it merits continued examination because while many of us routinely acknowledge this fact, we are less prone to invest in this time and maintain this space (or at the very least we struggle to determine how to do th...
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Failing Forward: How CARE is focusing on what goes wrong to improve impact

Aug 07,2019
By: Emily Janoch
CARE's Failing Forward initiative is sparking opportunities to showcase the ideas that don't work so we can spend more time implementing the ones that do. It's changing the conversation inside the organization, and leading to changes in the way we design and implement programs. It's also allowing us to make connections across a global por...
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Rethinking Private Sector Engagement in North Macedonia

Aug 07,2019
By: Mirjana Makedonska
Working to move North Macedonia forward on its journey to self-reliance, the USAID Business Ecosystem Project (BEP), implemented by Palladium Group, is designed to increase private sector investment in strengthening domestic supply chains and workforce development. BEP’s initial strategy mandated that the Project mobilize CSR funds from...
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Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) in Crisis Response and Recovery

Aug 05,2019
By: Megan Smith
Resilience, as defined by USAID, is “the ability of people, households, communities, countries and systems to mitigate, adapt to, and recover from shocks and stresses in a manner that reduces chronic vulnerability and facilitates inclusive growth.” By definition then, programming for resilience relies on successfully managing and faci...
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Digital Learning for Financial Inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa

Aug 02,2019
By: Kristy Amacker
There is a capacity gap among banks and microfinance institutions (MFIs) that limits financial inclusion. In Sub-Saharan Africa and other developing markets, capacity building primarily consists of consultant-led, in-person training—solutions that are expensive and not scalable.Gateway Academy is a curated digital learning platform and ...
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