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
In September 2016, we published the results of a literature review on the evidence base for collaborating, learning and adapting and stated that we planned to update it on an ongoing basis. If you missed it the first time, read... read more
May 9, 2017
| Learning Lab
MERLIN: U.S. Global Development Lab Evaluation and Impact Assessment from Amy Leo USAID is really trying to think outside the box. During the first in a series of collaborating, learning and adapting in action brown bag sessions... read more
May 3, 2017
| Amy Leo
Do you collaborate, learn, and adapt in your work? We want to hear about it! The submission period for the 2017 Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting Case Competition kicks off on Monday, May 1! Who? The competition is open to all... read more
May 1, 2017
| Learning Lab
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
| Matt Baker
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