Adapting for Better Development Results: Concluding our Podcast Series on CLA at USAID

Jun 5, 2017 by Amy Leo Comments (0)

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 their operating environment and stakeholder feedback. Listen as we explore three USAID projects that have adapted and scaled up in response to lessons learned and changes in their local context.

This is the final episode in our series on how USAID is collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) with a look at the “A” in CLA: adapting. Click here to see all of the episodes in the series.

Find out what happened when:

  • A youth employment project in Tunisia wasn’t yielding jobs
  • A gender project in Jordan wasn’t meeting the community’s expectations
  • A multi-sector resilience project in the Sahel was designed to integrate CLA practices, and project managers identified opportunities for strategic collaboration

In closing, USAID Foreign Service Officer David Ratliff explains what CLA has to do with Star Wars!

What would you like us to cover in our next podcast series? Share your thoughts by tweeting to us at @USAIDlearning or add a comment to this blog post. To be notified when new episodes are available, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. To get caught up on previous episodes, listen to Episode 1: How USAID is Hacking International Development from the Inside Out, Episode 2: Stop, Collaborate and Listen, Episode 3: How (and Why) is USAID Learning?

P.S. This episode contains a commercial about the Collaborating, Learning and Adapting Case Competition. Click here to view the video version and learn more about the CLA Case Competition and submit your case by Friday, June 16, 2017.

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