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Learning in Action articles are intended to paint a more detailed picture of what learning looks like in practice. Unlike other disciplines, learning is not a technical "fix;" it looks different in different contexts. Learning is generally made up of various approaches and processes, some of which you may find applicable to your own work. The case studies represented in this series document the real-world experiences of development practitioners experimenting with learning approaches for the benefit of sharing what's possible.

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Sara Mizuta Seavey, M.A., is a Senior Program Officer at FHI360 for the Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research (mSTAR) project, where she works with USAID’s Digital Development Team to conceive, design, and test how real-time data systems can enable a more... read more
Blog | Sep 28, 2016 | Learning Lab | Learning in Action
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Image: Vargo Degbe, from the Monrovia Ebola task force, tallies the day's case data Just what the development community needs: another piece arguing for working in more problem-driven, politically smart, adaptive ways. Isn’t that like your doctor telling you to eat more... read more
Blog | Jun 28, 2016 | Dan Hymowitz | Learning in Action
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On Wednesday, February 24th, I had the opportunity to participate in a USAID presentation that sought to raise up successful uses of collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) in the field and share lessons learned widely across the development sector to promote... read more
Blog | Mar 16, 2016 | Katherine Haugh | CLA in Action
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Putting Communities at the Heart of Learning from Ian Lathrop At a recent USAID presentation that sought to highlight the successful uses of CLA in the field and share lessons learned widely across the development sector to promote learning, I heard Emily Janoch, Senior... read more
Blog | Feb 18, 2016 | Katherine Haugh | CLA in Action
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This post, by Michelle Dworkin from USAID's mission in Guatemala, originally appeared on USAID's ProgramNet on July 10, 2015. Guatemala's Western Highlands are a region of spectacular beauty and cultural richness. Dominated by a chain of volcanoes along the southern edge,... read more
Blog | Sep 15, 2015 | Learning Lab | Learning in Action
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In his previous blog, Stephen Menard, former Malawi Program Officer, described USAID/Malawi’s plans and steps taken to better harmonize their programming through a Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) integration experiment. The Mission is proactively... read more
Blog | Sep 1, 2015 | Stephen menard | Learning in Action
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USAID's Office of Food for Peace (FFP), Local Systems Community, and the Evaluation Interest Group (EIG) hosted a presentation of key findings and recommendations from the FFP Sustainability and Exit Strategies Study on July 23, 2015. The ex-post study investigated... read more
Blog | Aug 5, 2015 | Leah Denise Wyatt | Learning in Action
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Management Sciences for Health's Communities of Practice working to reduce maternal mortality in Tigray, Ethiopia By Mebrahtu Abraha My home region of Tigray in northern Ethiopia has made great strides in ending preventable maternal mortality. Best estimates suggest that... read more
Blog | Jul 2, 2015 | Sara Holtz | Learning in Action
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The USAID mission in Malawi is undertaking some exciting steps to better harmonize their programming by making an integration experiment a cornerstone of its five-year strategic plan, or Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS). The mission is proactively... read more
Blog | Jun 26, 2015 | Stephen menard | Learning in Action
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Development practitioners around the world may face similar challenges when planning, implementing, or evaluating activities. Unfortunately, there’s often neither the time nor the space to learn how others have overcome or adapted to these challenges. Individual teams,... read more
Blog | Apr 28, 2015 | Learning Lab | Learning in Action

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