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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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Community-Led Development Harnesses the CLA Approach: The Case of Collaborative Research from 35 MERL Practitioners from 23 Organizations

Sep 08,2021
By: Gunjan Veda and Holta Trandafili
One organization cannot make significant and lasting changes alone. Therefore, when The Movement for Community-led Development began a collaborative research project in 2019 to create a body of evidence about Community-led Development, using a collaborative, learning, and adaptive process was not a question of 'if', but 'how.'Over the fol...
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Learning & Innovating in Complex Situations: Maternal and Newborn Health in Indonesia

Sep 08,2021
By: Chris Thompson
Indonesia faces stubbornly high levels of maternal and newborn mortality. Recognizing that traditional approaches were yielding decreasing returns, USAID/Indonesia designed the Jalin activity to co-create and test a limited number of innovations to improve maternal and newborn health (MNH) outcomes. Because of the dynamic socio-economic f...
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Water Loss Reduction in Jordan

Sep 08,2021
By: Management Engineering Services Contractor
While Jordan's traditional water sources are scarce and declining, around 50% of water supplied to urban systems is "lost" as "non-revenue water" (NRW). NRW is mainly comprised of leaks, theft, and metering errors. Past efforts to resolve this problem had not shown any success and did not measure the impact of various fixes. There was als...
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From Challenge to Opportunity: CLA Response to IUU Fishing in the Philippines

Sep 08,2021
By: R. Geronimo
Despite major investments in enhancing the skills, personnel, and capacity of fisheries law enforcement teams, illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing remains among the top threats to marine biodiversity and sustainable fisheries in the Philippines. To identify and further strengthen the Philippine Government’s response capac...
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Incorporating CLA in the Delivery of PSE Technical Assistance

Sep 08,2021
By: Glen Burnett and Tahira Siddiqui
The Promoting Excellence in Private Sector Engagement (PEPSE) project is a five-year mechanism, under the Private Sector Engagement Hub in USAID's Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation, designed to support Missions, Bureaus, and Independent Offices to engage the private sector per USAID's PSE Policy.PEPSE's CLA journey began i...
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Adaptive Collaboration with Stakeholders in the Time of COVID-19 in Senegal

Sep 08,2021
By: Sarah Miller Frazer
This case explores the CLA approach of the USAID-funded Governance for Local Development (GoLD) activity in Senegal and the way the team leveraged strong relationships to collaboratively adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic.GoLD used a CLA approach to support partner stakeholders to design and deliver a COVID-19 response plan. Collaboration fea...
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Improved Business Processes through Adapting and Learning

Sep 08,2021
By: West Africa Trade & Investment Hub MEL Team
The West Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Trade Hub) Activity commenced its implementation in 2019 and released two different Annual Program Statements before the COVID-19 pandemic impeded worldwide activities. The Trade Hub surveyed its pipeline firms to identify underlying reasons for the low rate of successful applications and to u...
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Breathing Coaches and Other COVID Surge Responses in Eswatini Save Lives

Sep 08,2021
By: Echo VanderWal
When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Eswatini in March 2020, The Luke Commission Eswatini (TLC) quickly adapted facilities, personnel, and treatment approaches to respond to what would soon become hundreds of severe COVID-19 cases. COVID-19 patients were admitted to private rooms in TLC’s newly-completed inpatient facility at the fixed...
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Advance Program: Using CLA to Support Students to Complete Tertiary Education

Sep 08,2021
By: Fernanda Soares
Youth unemployment rates range from 18-25% in Latin American & the Caribbean, with economically disadvantaged youth falling at the higher end of this range. Regionally, one in five youth are out of school and not working. To meet this challenge, the Advance Program is strengthening the capacity of select two- and three-year technical ...
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