This is the sixth and final blog in my series about the LEARN team’s experience with the six main components of USAID’s Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Framework. As a refresher, here are links to the previous blogs:... read more
Jun 27, 2017
| Learning Lab
International development organizations are, understandably, concerned for their future; staff are losing sleep over job security. It is a time of great uncertainty for our industry.  In the 2018 Congressional Budget Justification... read more
Jun 26, 2017
| Learning Lab
This Guest Editorial for the Food Security Network's Knowledge Management Task Force was written by Stacey Young, Senior Learning Advisor at USAID's Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning. Read her bio here. USAID is investing ... read more
Jun 22, 2017
| Learning Lab
A genuine fictional interview conducted by David Ratliff with Don Draper on May 24th, 2017. Don Draper is the Creative Director at Sterling Cooper, a fictional advertising agency from the Mad Men television show. David Ratliff is a... read more
Jun 8, 2017
| Learning Lab
USAID Learning Lab is pleased to announce the all-new CLA Toolkit! In it, you’ll find resources you can use to plan and implement key USAID Program Cycle activities related to collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA). What's in it... read more
Jun 7, 2017
| Ian Lathrop
International development work is often criticized for not being locally led or context aware. By encouraging a CLA approach, USAID is creating space for staff and partners to adapt their strategies and projects in response to... read more
Jun 5, 2017
| Learning Lab
As regular readers of this blog series know, in January I started a monthly process of reflecting on the application of the six components of USAID’s Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Framework in the USAID LEARN Team’s... read more
May 30, 2017
| Learning Lab
If there’s one thing I’ve learned working in development, it’s that everything changes, and good programs anticipate change and roll with it. As a Democracy Specialist in Washington, D.C., with USAID, I see a number of efforts... read more
May 22, 2017
| Learning Lab
This article has been cross-posted from Harvard Business Review. Many of us recognize intellectually that we need others’ knowledge to solve big problems, yet we still lack the motivation to collaborate. Teamwork all too often feels... read more
May 18, 2017
| Learning Lab
Hired as a new Foreign Service Officer (FSO) in 2010, I’ve attended more than my fair share of trainings throughout the years. Some good, some bad, but none that were what one would call... enjoyable. That is until I attended the... read more
May 11, 2017
| Chelsea Kaufman