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Announcing RFA for New USAID-Funded Learning Network!

Mar 22, 2016
Monalisa Salib

UPDATE: Amendment 1 to the RFA was released on April 15, 2016. You can find Amendment 1 in this blog post.

USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL) seeks partners to participate in a Learning Network and engage in a co-creation process to collaboratively advance its understanding of measuring and demonstrating the effects and potential impact of material investments in strategic collaboration, program and organizational learning, and adaptive management.

Partners selected will help PPL transform the way USAID and others in the knowledge management/organizational learning and international development sectors understand the principles, approaches, and value of collaborating, learning, and adapting.

Specifically, this activity aims to understand, measure, and assess the impact of collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) in international development. Partners selected will jointly advance approaches to answering the following questions:

  • Does an intentional, systematic and resourced approach to collaborating, learning and adapting contribute to development outcomes?

  • If so, how? And under what conditions?

More information can be found in the Request for Applications.


Please note, questions are due by March 30, 2016. There will also be a webinar on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, for prospective applicants interested in applying for the CLA Learning Network. Register here for the webinar. The closing date for application submission is April 30, 2016.


This Request for Applications, issued by The QED Group, LLC, (QED) through its subcontract with Insight Systems Corporation (Insight) under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded contract Feed the Future Knowledge-Driven Agricultural Development Project, is seeking applications from organizations from the United States and developing countries (Geographic Code 937). However waivers are possible for applicants from all non-restricted countries subject to USAID Contracting Officer approval. We encourage applications from a wide spectrum of offerors. These applications are for a Grants Under Contract mechanism to provide assistance for the program entitled “Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA)”. The authority for the RFA is found in USAID Prime Contract Provision H. 23 GRANTS UNDER CONTRACTS. The sum of the proposed activity is not to exceed the amount of $100,000 beyond an 18 month period based on a Standard Cost Reimbursement Grant.