I’m right there with you. You’ve hung the Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Framework inside your cubicle. You’ve read the blogs on adaptive management, organizational culture, and resourcing CLA. You might have joined the... read more
Aug 1, 2017
| Kristin Lindell
Matthew Baker is a MERL Specialist, Organizational Learning & Research on the USAID LEARN contract. While we often turn to the private sector for inspiration, as I have noted elsewhere, sometimes the public sector is actually... read more
Jul 31, 2017
| Learning Lab
This blog was orginally posted by Feedback Labs on July 12, 2017. A few months ago [Feedback Labs] wrote about what it takes to support the movement around adaptive management – a movement of many names that is evolving and growing... read more
Jul 24, 2017
| Learning Lab
USAID Foreign Service Officer and self-proclaimed “CLA Guru” David Ratliff (you may remember his interview with Don Draper or appearance in episode 4 of the USAID Learning Lab podcast) recently transitioned from the USAID/PPL/LER... read more
Jul 20, 2017
| Learning Lab
Like collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA), USAID Learning Lab is community-driven. In our broader efforts to highlight this community-driven approach, I recently spoke with Addi Qatamin, a Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E... read more
Jul 19, 2017
| Ian Lathrop
This blog is cross-posted from ICTWorks. Recently, I was talking with a Philippine rice farmer about the new agricultural practices he was using to achieve large crop gains on his farm. Surprised at his innovations, I asked him... read more
Jul 17, 2017
| Learning Lab
Kevin Smith is the USAID/PPL/LER Evaluation Team Leader. Evaluation is a critical part of USAID’s work, enabling staff to learn about program effectiveness, identify what does and does not work, and share best practices across... read more
Jul 10, 2017
| Learning Lab
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
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