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Resourcing CLA

05-13-2019 | By jenromba
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What are the ethical implications of using Third-Party Monitoring?

Aug 11,2020
By: Sonja Schmidt
What do you do when you are an A/COR and unable to visit your activity’s sites because they are located in insecure areas or because your mission has restricted all travel due to COVID-19?  Would Third-Party Monitoring (TPM) help you to fulfill your oversight responsibilities? This blog post provides a brief description of TPM and ...
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How do I integrate CLA into my activity? Approaches from start to finish

Jun 24,2020
By: Sarah Schmidt
I’ve had the privilege to lead the USAID LEARN contract from start to finish. I was employee number one as Deputy and I’ll be the last one to leave as Chief of Party (COP).  As you might know, LEARN was designed to support USAID in becoming a better learning organization with the intent of creating a more effective developme...
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CLA Introduction Videos in Spanish

May 22,2020
By: Learning Lab
USAID Guatemala created these videos to introduce Mission staff and partners to the CLA framework, main concepts and definitions. The series of videos were part of a workshop on CLA conducted in 2017.
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USAID LEARN End of Contract Report

Apr 05,2020
By: USAID LEARN
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...
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Local Philanthropy and Self-Reliance Guide

Feb 03,2020
By: djacobstein
This guide brings together information and materials to help USAID officers and partners better approach the issue of local philanthropy. Local philanthropy both offers a platform for financing of development locally and is an important mechanism of a society's self-reliance, and a lot is known about how to build insights around local phi...
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USAID/Liberia’s Rapid, Cost-friendly, and Collaborative Evaluations

Dec 17,2019
By: Emily Krunic
In a context where Missions are seeking ways to be more creative and cost-effective with their work, even the way we learn and adapt begins to shift. The Democracy, Rights, and Governance (DRG) Office at USAID/Liberia needed a CLA approach to inform whether and how to exercise option years for an activity, transition planning with the new...
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Ukraine's Economic Resilience Activity Employs CLA to Counter Russia's Aggression

Dec 17,2019
By: Farhad Ghaussy and Jacob Morrin
USAID/Ukraine has employed numerous CLA approaches for its Economic Resilience Activity (ERA) which seeks to mitigate the impact of Russia’s aggression in eastern Ukraine. Operating in a volatile environment, with a shifting conflict line, changing U.S. priorities, and the specter of many large donor-funded projects in a small geographi...
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Uganda SDS Project: CLA Case Study

Nov 12,2019
By: Malcolm Russell-Einhorn
This is an in-depth case study of the Strengthening Decentralization for Sustainability (SDS) project from Uganda. SDS is a hybrid project addressing health, HIV, and governance. SDS was one of the very earliest projects to attempt large-scale integration of local governance capacity-building work into a sectoral service delivery initiati...
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The Winners of the 2019 Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting Case Competition are…

Sep 30,2019
By: Jen Romba
USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning and the LEARN contract are happy to sponsor the fifth-annual Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Case Competition. The entry period was held March 4th - April 12, 2019 and this year, we received 97 case studies. Thank you, submitters!The objectives of the CLA Case Competition are t...
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