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Key Findings From Our Research

Collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) is USAID's approach to operationalizing adaptive management in the Program Cycle. In order to ensure that the Agency continues to make evidence-informed decisions, USAID/PPL through the LEARN contract has conducted and compiled research on how and under what conditions CLA impacts organizational effectiveness and development outcomes in order to inform the Agency's programming. Key findings from our research include: 


1) Local engagement leads to local ownership and, ultimately, improved development outcomes.

2) Taking time to pause and reflect on our work is critical to learning and improved performance.

3) Collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) is strongly related to staff empowerment, engagement, and satisfaction.


See more findings from our research outlined in the evidence summaries below. 

How CLA Contributed to Ending the Ebola Crisis in Liberia
Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting is Strongly Related to Staff Empowerment, Engagement, and Satisfaction
Literature Review Provides Evidence for Implementing CLA
Three Ways Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting Make a Difference

Explore The Evidence Organized by the CLA Framework