The following briefs are intended to support USAID Missions and implementing partners as they implement the Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) approach throughout the Program Cycle. These guidance documents draw on experience from the Knowledge-Driven Microenterprise Development (KDMD) project about different concepts and activities related to learning. The resources included in this collection reflect how any project can integrate similar approaches to improve development outcomes.

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This piece originally appeared on Devex on April 20, 2016. Women participate in an exercise called "daily activity clock" in Jawani, Ghana. Photo by: Nafisa Ferdous / CCAFS / CC BY Development practitioners need to learn about changes in their local context and adapt interventions accordingly.... read more
April 21, 2016
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As part of the Learning About Learning (L-squared) initiative, this one-pager describes lessons learned in creating web development platorms from the KDMD experience including a definition, value proposition, implementation process and recommendations, and a mini-case study.Also included is an... read more
November 3, 2013
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As part of the Learning About Learning (L-squared) initiative, this one-pager describes lessons learned on the types and use of knowledge management and learning tools from the KDMD experience including a definition, value proposition, implementation process and recommendations, and a mini-case... read more
November 3, 2013
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As part of the Learning About Learning (L-squared) initiative, this one-pager describes lessons learned on the types of services that form a comprehensive knowledge management and learning project from the KDMD experience including a definition, value proposition, implementation process and... read more
November 3, 2013
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As part of the Learning About Learning (L-squared) initiative, this one-pager describes lessons learned on the importance of using resources adaptively and transparently as part of a knowledge management and learning approach from the KDMD experience including a definition, value proposition,... read more
November 3, 2013
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As part of the Learning About Learning (L-squared) initiative, this one-pager describes the variety of processes that support knowledge management and learning as well as lessons learned on how to integrate these processes from the KDMD experience including a definition, value proposition,... read more
November 3, 2013
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As part of the Learning About Learning (L-squared) initiative, this one-pager describes lessons learned on the importance and role of learning networks as a core KM and Learning service from the KDMD experience including a definition, value proposition, implementation process and recommendations,... read more
November 3, 2013
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As part of the Learning About Learning (L-squared) initiative, this one-pager describes lessons learned on the importance and role of leadership from the KDMD experience including a definition, value proposition, implementation process and recommendations, and a mini-case study.
November 3, 2013
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As part of the Learning About Learning (L-squared) initiative, this one-pager describes lessons learned on the importance and role of feedback loops from the KDMD experience including a definition, value proposition, implementation process and recommendations, and a mini-case study.Also included is... read more
October 31, 2013
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As part of the Learning About Learning (L-squared) initiative, this one-pager describes the communications and messaging lessons learned from the KDMD experience including a definition, value proposition, implementation process and recommendations, and a mini-case study.
October 31, 2013
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As part of the Learning About Learning (L-squared) initiative, these one-pagers describe the success of the KDMD experience in "adaptive management," including a definition, value proposition, implementation process and recommendations, and a mini-case study. Other topics that support adaptive... read more
October 22, 2013
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As part of the Learning About Learning (L-squared) initiative, this one-pager describes the success of the KDMD experience in "contractual flexibility," including a definition, value proposition, implementation process and recommendations, and a mini-case study.
October 22, 2013
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As part of the Learning About Learning (L-squared) initiative, this one-pager describes the success of the KDMD experience in "resetting the relationship" between client and contractor, including a definition, value proposition, implementation process and recommendations, and a mini-case study.
October 22, 2013
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A community of practice (CoP) is a group of people who share a common interest and interact often to learn from each other to advance their work.  A CoP typically has three main characteristics: A focus on a topic or subject that establishes the CoP’s identity and distinguishes it from other groups... read more
September 26, 2013
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Twitter is a form of online communication known as micro-blogging, which allows users to engage and interact with a diverse audience through short messages. Posts on Twitter are known as tweets and are restricted to 140 characters or less. In addition to posting tweets, users can also follow and... read more
September 25, 2013

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