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Processes

Processes are the management systems and practices around knowledge management, institutional memory and decision-making that can enable or hinder the ability to operationalize CLA.

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Tips for preserving institutional memory as staff come and go.
Managing knowledge can be cumbersome. This toolkit cluster can help.

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Managing Staff Transitions Through CLA: Preserving Institutional Memory as Staff Come and Go

02-22-2019 | By USAID Bureau for Policy Planning and Learning
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Managing Knowledge

08-12-2019 | By Learning Lab
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Cholera to COVID19: Applying CLA in Crisis

Apr 02,2020
By: Emily Janoch
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. I’ll admit, I had about a minute on the second day of COVID lockdown where I thought, “maybe this time...
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Towards a More Thoughtful Approach to Decision-Making

Apr 01,2020
By: Monalisa Salib
Effective decision-making - how it’s done and what decisions come to be - is a critical component of effective management. And it’s essential for adaptive management - you can’t be intentional about adapting if you don’t take time to think about what you’ve learned, make decisions based on that, and then take action (see more on...
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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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Responding Faster, Better, Stronger: CLA in the Zika Response

Jan 29,2020
By: Anne Ballard Sara
Zika was declared a public health emergency of international concern by The World Health Organization (WHO) on February 1, 2016. USAID began their support to Zika in Latin America and the Caribbean in April 2016 in over 10 countries. The epidemic required rapid development and strengthening of technical expertise among partners. Bridging ...
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Opinion: 3 Ways You Can Get the Candidates You Really Need

Jan 05,2020
By: Monalisa Salib
This opinion piece was originally published on Devex.com on January 2, 2020. It was cross-posted with permission. With a greater focus on interdisciplinary programming and constantly shifting contexts in international development, we need to hire staff who can make the most of complex situations to achieve meaningful results. Put ano...
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What is the Research-Implementation Gap and Why is it Relevant to USAID Programming?

Dec 31,2019
By: Natalie Dubois
 Natalie Dubois, Andres Gomez, and Sara Carlson currently support Measuring Impact II, which offers assistance for best practices in adaptive management and the use of evidence and learning across USAID’s biodiversity portfolio.  The research-implementation gap, also referred to as the knowing-doing gap and the knowledge-...
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Tips on Collective Sensemaking

Dec 20,2019
By: David Jacobstein
These tips are part of a series of tips and resources to support context-driven adaptation in programming. For other resources, see the Context-Driven Adaptation Collection at https://usaidlearninglab.org/context-driven-adaptation-overview (internal staff version at https://programnet.usaid.gov/collection/context-driven-adaptation) or the...
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Where’s the Meat - Ask Women, Youth, and Your Staff for the Answer

Dec 18,2019
By: Muhammad Nuruzzaman and Nurul Amin Siddiquee
The USAID/Bangladesh “Feed the Future Livestock Production for Improved Nutrition (LPIN) Activity” utilized Collaborating – Learning – and Adapting (CLA) from start to finish. The activity began by drafting a CLA Plan, and used CLA to make decisions, collaborate with communities and activity staff to identify problems and develop ...
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