Strategic collaboration, continuous learning, and adaptive management throughout the Program Cycle helps USAID missions and operating units (OUs) achieve better development outcomes. Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) can be integrated into the procurement process, solicitation, and management of implementing...
At USAID, a project is defined as a set of complementary activities that, together, can achieve a development result. A Mission’s suite of projects provides its operational plan for achieving the objectives of its Country Development Cooperation Strategy.Project design will look and feel different when done from a...
This resource, part of the context-driven adaptation collection (see https://usaidlearninglab.org/context-driven-adaptation-overview), provides tips on how to enable context-driven adaptation, or thinking and working politically (TWP), within a USAID strategy. It also relates TWP to the journey to self-reliance. As...
Technical Report on Making Evidence from Evaluations More Accessible to Decision-Makers
Sample agendas from learning-focused meetings
Using participatory learning techniques can help make meetings more efficient and effective, making the most of participants’ time and moving the entire group towards its goals. This tool serves as a quick reference guide to help meeting organizers think through design and choose a technique that suits to their context. It also provides additional resources to explore.
This resource describes how to conduct at least one portfolio review per year that focuses on progress toward strategy-level results.
Examining the incentives and constraints to adaptive programming across the donor-implementer relationship – and how the behaviour that results influences market systems programming.
At Mercy Corps, our experience and work on adaptive management has shown time and again that managers are key to creating a team culture where individuals are encouraged to collaborate, learn and adapt. We are now training managers and their teams in four specific practices to foster this adaptive culture.
A Harvard Business Review article focusing on developing organizational culture.