In a famous Harvard Business Review article, management guru Peter Drucker told us that the private sector can learn a lot from nonprofits. One area where nonprofits and the government are leading the way is the use of learning... read more
Apr 26, 2017
| Learning Lab
In fall 2016, USAID updated its operational policy to reflect its commitment to organizational learning. So how is USAID learning? And why does learning matter? Episode 3 of the USAID Learning Lab podcast zeroes in on the “L” in... read more
Apr 25, 2017
| Learning Lab
This blog post is part of a USAID Learning Lab series called Working Smarter: Everyday CLA techniques to help you be more productive. The goal of the series is to share practical ways to integrate collaborating, learning, and... read more
Apr 17, 2017
| Learning Lab
Jimmy Leak is an Education Program Strategic Advisor with Nuru International. Nuru International is a small NGO with integrated, holistic programs covering the sectors of agriculture, financial inclusion, health, and education. Its... read more
Apr 13, 2017
| Learning Lab
We get a lot of requests for examples of what collaborating, learning and adapting looks like in practice. So in this episode, we’re zeroing in on the C in CLA, collaboration, with three case studies. In our first story, an... read more
Mar 28, 2017
| Learning Lab
This blog post is part of a USAID Learning Lab series called Working Smarter: Everyday CLA techniques to help you be more productive. The goal of the series is to share practical ways to integrate collaborating, learning, and... read more
Mar 27, 2017
| Learning Lab
Pay your own way to attend a workshop? Put intellectual property on the table? When I heard these were conditions put to invitees to my first USAID Broad Agency Announcement co-creation workshop, I thought folks were crazy. Yet, to... read more
Mar 21, 2017
| Learning Lab
This blog post is a second in a series of about debunking common CLA myths. See the first blog here. In working with USAID missions and implementing partners, we hear a pretty consistent chorus of misconceptions about collaborating... read more
Mar 13, 2017
| Learning Lab
Will Allen is an independent systems scientist, action research practitioner and evaluator, with 30 years of experience in sustainable development and natural resource management. Social learning is an approach to working on complex... read more
Mar 9, 2017
| Learning Lab
This post originally apperared on Oxfam's From Poverty to Power blog on March 6, 2017. James Georgalakis is the Director of Communications and Impact at the Institute of Development Studies and recently introduced a new collection... read more
Mar 7, 2017
| Learning Lab

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