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Resourcing CLA

05-13-2019 | By jenromba
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Designing CLA Services in Support Activities

Apr 12,2019
By: Office of Learning Evaluation and Research
Strategic collaboration, continuous learning, and adaptive management throughout the Program Cycle helps USAID missions and operating units (OUs) achieve better development outcomes. Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) can be integrated into the procurement process, solicitation, and management of implementing mechanisms. Support ...
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People with Possibility: Achieving Adaptive Management

Mar 18,2019
By: jenromba
At Mercy Corps, our experience and work on adaptive management has shown time and again that managers are key to creating a team culture where individuals are encouraged to collaborate, learn and adapt. We are now training managers and their teams in four specific practices to foster this adaptive culture.
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Managing Staff Transitions Through CLA: Preserving Institutional Memory as Staff Come and Go

Feb 22,2019
By: USAID Bureau for Policy Planning and Learning
Most USAID Missions and USAID/Washington operating units (OUs) have a set of guidance, policies, and templates to manage the administrative, logistical, and security aspects of onboarding and offboarding staff. Less often, however, is there a system in place to manage the transfer of institutional knowledge, contextual understanding, and ...
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Realtime Data for Adaptive Management: BRAMA Belarus

Feb 05,2019
By: djacobstein
This resource provides an overview of complementary techniques used to scan and understand the environment in the BRAMA Belarus program. BRAMA employs a comprehensive “environmental scanning” methodology that is comprised of a set of analytical tools to glean real-time data from a variety of sources that influences project decision ma...
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Pathways to Integrating CLA in Your Work

Feb 01,2019
By: USAID LEARN
PPL/LER developed a concept for helping staff to think about intregrating CLA on an individual level, the Pathways for Integrating CLA in Your Work. Here is a job aid outlining that guide for thinking systematically or holistically about CLA.
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Collaboration for Self-reliance: How We Plan to Transition 399 Smiling Sun Clinics Into One

Nov 26,2018
By: Tariq Bin Azam
USAID/Bangladesh's first ever Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) on designing one of the flagship activities titled- ‘Advancing Universal Health Coverage (AUHC)’ demonstrates a set of exemplary practices of collaboration, learning and adaptation. This BAA is unique, not in the overall process, but because it has generated a solution that...
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Using CLA to Expand Socially Inclusive Programming in Honduras

Nov 12,2018
By: Michelle DaPra Wittenberger
Honduras is rated as the 6th most unequal country in the world and continues to have one of the highest rates of homicides of women in Latin America. Despite the incredible development challenges faced by women, LGBTI individuals, and other vulnerable populations in Honduras, The Honduras Mission had limited internal bandwidth to coordina...
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An Openness to a New Approach Yields Big Benefits for USAID/Ghana Health Team

Nov 12,2018
By: Rebecca Fertziger
USAID/Ghana's Health Team is approaching a pivotal time in its planning process, with most of our bilateral health activities ending in 2019.  We decided to leverage the momentum generated by this significant portfolio turnover to review the current status of our key health indicators and progress made against targeted improvements.&...
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Creating an Adaptive, Action-Oriented Team

Sep 17,2018
By: Rebecca Herrington
This one-pager was created by Rebecca Herrington on behalf of the Developmental Evaluation Pilot Activity. You can find more information on developmental evaluation here.
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