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Collaborating is the process of strategically identifying key internal and external stakeholders and deciding how best to work with them in order to add value, fill gaps, and avoid duplication while working towards a shared goal.

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Creating an Organizational Culture of Learning in Development

Aug 13,2019
By: Eva Matsiko
Eva Matsiko is the Chief of Party of the USAID Uganda Governance, Accountability, Participation and Performance Program, which is implemented by RTI International.My colleagues and I at RTI International are constantly asking ourselves the same question that development practitioners across the sector are asking: how can we create a cultu...
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How Three Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting Approaches Help USAID Support Countries on their Journey to Self-Reliance

Aug 12,2019
By: Kristin Lindell
At USAID’s recent Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) event, Moving the Needle (MTN) 2019, we not only chanted refrains about CLA to the beat of DC go-go, we also learned, in one session, about three CLA approaches that help USAID make informed, strategic decisions to support countries on their Journey to Self-Reliance:Stacey Yo...
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Cultivating Enduring Change: How Search is Playing and Learning From the Ground-Up

Aug 07,2019
By: Anaïs Caput and Maria Selde
Today’s peacebuilders work in complex and dynamic societies: the ability to pause for reflection and adapt is critical. What we have learned is that developing a gamified and experiential tool that facilitates exploration through unpacking the ecosystem we are working within has demonstrated the power of openness, reflective inquiry, an...
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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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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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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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