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Employing Futures: CLA to Strengthen Youth Workforce Development in Honduras

Aug 14,2019
By: Olvan Lopez
In Honduras, youth employment reaches almost 30 percent, more than double the global rate. It is exacerbated by the lack of citizen security and effective gang deterrence strategies in the country, where youth are often stigmatized for the neighborhoods in which they live and rebuffed by potential employers for their communities' geograph...
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Strengthening Colombia’s Social Service Workforce through Collaboration and Learning

Aug 14,2019
By: J. Barco
The Colombian Family Welfare Institute (Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar, ICBF) provides violence prevention and protection services for children, adolescents, and families across Colombia, reaching more than eight million Colombians. But ICBF also faces severe challenges to ensuring the rights and welfare of the people it serve...
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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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Removing the blinders: Transitioning NAFAKA II to an evidence-based project.

Aug 07,2019
By: Rodrigo Abed and Hamisi Mwango
The ability to design impactful interventions and make adaptive decisions during implementation requires a solid technical evidence base and an inquisitive implementation process. The Feed the Future Tanzania NAFAKA II (i.e. NAFAKA) program has recently undergone a shift to advance these goals, embedding more research around program inter...
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