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Enhancing Organizational Culture for CLA

03-15-2019 | By Learning Lab
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Leveraging the Annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey for Reflection and Change

08-24-2017 | By Elizabeth Callender
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Fail Again. Fail Better

Nov 17,2020
By: Emily Janoch
“Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” --Samuel BeckettHere’s my favorite part of that quote: the ultimate goal is not a lack of failure; it’s better failures. That’s good news for CARE, because we just published round two of our Learning From Failure initiative, and…I know this will surprise everyone…...
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A New Normal: Adapting our Approach to MERLA during COVID-19

Aug 12,2020
By: Molly Chen and Amal Mohammad
If you’d asked what we thought would be a “worst case scenario” for our work in monitoring, evaluation, research, learning & adapting (MERLA) before March of this year, we might have answered “data quality checks are not going well” or “it’s been tough to get a Learning Session scheduled for the whole team.” However, i...
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MECap Final Report-2015-2020

Jul 13,2020
By: MECap
What was MECap?The Expanding Monitoring and Evaluation Capacities (MECap) task order was launched in Fiscal Year 2015 by the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL) to provide technical assistance (TA) in Program Cycle implementation, including planning, designing, conducting, and using evidence from monitoring and evaluation data....
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How do I integrate CLA into my activity? Approaches from start to finish

Jun 24,2020
By: Sarah Schmidt
I’ve had the privilege to lead the USAID LEARN contract from start to finish. I was employee number one as Deputy and I’ll be the last one to leave as Chief of Party (COP).  As you might know, LEARN was designed to support USAID in becoming a better learning organization with the intent of creating a more effective developme...
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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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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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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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Learning Agenda Playbook shares ‘how’ of utilization-focused approach

Feb 19,2020
By: LAB/EIA and USAID LEARN
Are you thinking about, or actively involved in, planning or implementing a learning agenda effort?Do you support learning and adaptive management within your organization?Are you interested in options for intentional and systematic learning methods?Check out this new learning agenda resource from the U.S. Global Development Lab’s Offic...
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Learning (in the) Lab: A Utilization-focused Learning Agenda Playbook [External Version]

Feb 10,2020
By: U.S. Global Development Lab
Compiled in partnership between the U.S. Global Development Lab’s Office of Evaluation and Impact Assessment (Lab/EIA) and the USAID LEARN contract, Learning (in the) Lab: A Utilization-Focused Learning Playbook is designed to share with our colleagues the tools and resources we’ve used to design, develop, implement, and iterate upon ...
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