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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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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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08-12-2019 | By Learning Lab
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Metrics and Data for Self-Reliance: Evidence From Honduras

Oct 20,2020
By: Dun Grover
This brief explores metrics and data from the perspective of the decision-making of public and private stakeholders in Honduras and their journey to self-reliance contributing evidence and learning from the USAID/Honduras Transforming Market Systems (TMS) Activity to JSR Learning Question # 3: How are countries, Missions, donors, imp...

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Sep 08,2020
By: Amy Leo
Amy Leo was previously the human behind USAID Learning Lab. Now, she’s a Senior Adaptive Management Specialist with Acute Incite’s International Development Practice. This blog post was originally published on the Incites blog on August 26, 2020. In the USAID Learning Lab podcast studio. Credit: Amy Leo.If you work in c...
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Webinar: Resources for monitoring during COVID-19

Jun 22,2020
By: Learning Lab
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact in countries around the world, and USAID and its partners are responding to the pandemic at home and abroad. As we respond, we continue to monitor, evaluate and learn from our programs in the changing operating environment. With limitations on travel, remote monitoring is even m...

Balancing crisis response with sustainable impact: Seven questions to ensure learning, ethics and accountability amid Covid-19 and beyond

Jun 05,2020
By: Alysson Akiko Oakley
Crises bring many things to light: how prepared you are to respond and adapt quickly, how you apply lessons from past experiences while adopting new practices, how you manage uncertainty and more. All of this is a testament to our existing practices and attendant systems. How we respond also sets us on a path toward our future systems. Th...
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USAID LEARN End of Contract Report

Apr 05,2020
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...

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...

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...

Learning Agenda Playbook shares ‘how’ of utilization-focused approach

Feb 19,2020
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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