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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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Contactless Selection & Registration in Peru for Populations on the Move

Sep 08,2021
By: Qundeel Khattak and Alexandra Guzman
Save the Children Peru began implementing the Multipurpose Cash Assistance 'Plus' activity in June 2019 across five coastal regions, funded by USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance. The goal of the Multipurpose Cash Assistance 'Plus' activity is to provide life-saving, emergency assistance to Venezuelan migrants to meet their food ...
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CLA Strengthens Efforts to Improve Language and Learning for Children with Disabilities

Sep 08,2021
By: Brittany Anderson and Shelly Malecki
All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD)—launched in 2011 by USAID, World Vision, and the Australian Government—advances EdTech innovation and research to improve reading outcomes for marginalized children in low-resource contexts. Through ACR GCD, innovators and communities worldwide take risks and design and...
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Regional Integration to Create Safer Communities

Sep 08,2021
By: Laura Calderón
The San Antonio neighborhood in the port city of Buenaventura on Colombia's pacific coast is home to 1,268 Afro-Colombians living in precarious socio-economic conditions. It is one of the most insecure and fearsome areas of the city, long neglected and plagued by narcotrafficking and ruthless criminal groups. USAID/Colombia implemented a ...
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Actionable Learning: Adapting a Grants Process to Support Effective Programming

Sep 08,2021
By: A. Kottegoda
The SCORE project aims to strengthen Sri Lankan efforts to advance social cohesion and reconciliation, and to support efforts for a more inclusive and resilient society. From its inception, SCORE utilized two different types of grants—Fixed Award Amounts (FAA) and Standard Grants (SG)—that were awarded to well-established Civil Societ...
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