Culture Component Header
Culture

Culture is defined as the norms—often unwritten and unspoken—that influence how individuals work and what they expect of themselves and their colleagues.

Culture Component Slider
What enables organizational resilience?
What makes an adaptive team?

Top Reads

Blog

Enhancing Organizational Culture for CLA

03-15-2019 | By Learning Lab
Library Resource

Leveraging the Annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey for Reflection and Change

08-24-2017 | By Elizabeth Callender
Culture Component Resources Grid

Filter By
Library Resource

Using CLA to Promote Transparency with Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination

Dec 17,2019
By: Paula Barragan and Randal Thompson
The USAID El Salvador Government Integrity Project (GIP), promotes the application of the Institutional Integrity Model (IIM) to create organizational cultures based on workers’ ethical performance as well as ethical institutional procedures especially designed to foster equality and transparency and reduce corruption. The IIM helps ins...
Adapting
Collaborating
Culture
Library Resource

USAID/Honduras Reducing Homicide and Migrations Rates through CLA

Dec 17,2019
By: Hajime Toyofuku
In 2012, Honduras had the worst homicide rate in the world, and San Pedro Sula, was considered the “murder capital of the world.” Mission leadership recognized that a comprehensive, collaborative, and evidence-based approach was required to improve citizen security in Honduras. This prompted USAID and the Department of State’s Burea...
Collaborating
Culture
Library Resource

Transforming Communities and Staff One Latrine at a Time in Rural Angola

Dec 17,2019
By: Idris Baubeng & Paulo Manuel
Since 2016, Episcopal Relief & Development and the Igreja Evangélica Anglicana em Angola have been implementing Maza yi Moyo, a four-year community-led and managed project to improve access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practices in Songo Municipality, Uige Province. Officially, the project seeks to strengthen communi...
Adapting
Collaborating
Learning
Culture
Library Resource

Reshaping Watershed Restoration in Jordan

Dec 11,2019
By: Africa and Middle East Team
Women constitute just 16% of Jordan’s formal workforce, a staggeringly low number. Women are also missing from the decision-making sphere of managing natural resources, especially in rural areas. With support from USAID/Jordan, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is rehabilitating arid watersheds by producing native seedlings grown in commun...
Adapting
Collaborating
Culture
Library Resource

Powering Up Partnerships With Evidence for Improved Collaborating, Learning, & Adapting

Dec 11,2019
By: Paul Temple and Munazza Siddiqui
Independent from Sudan since 2011 following the longest civil war in Africa (1983-2005), South Sudan has been embroiled in recurrent conflicts for much of its short history. Recognizing the spread of vulnerability and the erosion of coping capacity across South Sudan, there was a consensus among different players that development challeng...
Collaborating
Learning
Culture
Process
Library Resource

Mapping Women Contributing to Peace in Myanmar for Networking and Collaboration

Dec 11,2019
By: Fatima Verzosa
This case describes a CLA approach that sought to disprove an often-cited claim by men in the peace process in Myanmar that "there are no qualified women to invite to discussions on peace." Hence, the USAID/OTI team embarked on a highly collaborative project that sought to identify women contributing to peace in Myanmar. This resulted in ...
Collaborating
Culture
Process
Library Resource

Making the Most of Our Potential: Using CLA to Intentionally Increase Cross-Sectoral Learning

Dec 11,2019
By: M. Meekins
RTI International works across the world in the field of international development, implementing programs in a number of different sectors such as Agriculture, Energy, Health, Governance and Education. Within the past few years RTI has focused internally on intentionally growing our efforts to share and learn from each other across the or...
Collaborating
Learning
Culture
Library Resource

Let’s Make a Deal: Linking CLA to Partnerships for a More Inclusive Market

Dec 11,2019
By: Dan Langfitt
The Feed the Future Mozambique Agricultural Innovations Activity (FTF Inova), funded by USAID and implemented since 2017 by DAI and its subcontractors Technoserve, EVI, and MSA, aims to improve the lives of smallholder farmers by stimulating a more inclusive agricultural market. To generate sustainable results and build the self-reliance ...
Collaborating
Culture
Library Resource

Learning by Doing: Building a Learning Culture to Serve Youth in Guatemala

Dec 11,2019
By: Felix M. Alvarado
USAID's 2015 Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) gave Vitruvian Consulting LLC, Universidad Galileo and Asociación Mundo Posible an opportunity to apply CLA in Guatemala. Punto Crea helps youth master skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) through semi-structured learning challenges, supported by local tutor...
Collaborating
Culture
Process
Culture Page Small Blocks

Explore Another Component

Newsletter Sign-up

Join our mailing list

Sign up to receive biweekly updates from USAID Learning Lab!

Bottom Twitter
Follow USAID Learning Lab