Operationalizing CLA in Uganda’s Feed the Future Value Chain Project
There is a need for an operational-level monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) plan and process to guide Project-level definitions, targeting, measurement, and reflection on joint results. Thus, USAID/Uganda has actively sought to apply CLA to its Feed the Future Value Chain Project in order to: create better understanding of differences and linkages between the Project and associated Activities; capture the synergistic effects of the different Activities and how they contribute to the whole of Project results and outcomes; identify ways for collaborative M&E and learning between the different Activities; support the adoption of the facilitative/market system approaches and the implications on the kinds of short- and mid-term changes that the Project can achieve; more deeply appreciate the evolution of different activities and the implications of closing projects and time required to start up new activities and the overall implications on Project targets; and apply new Agency guidance on components of a project MEL plan, gender integration, and technology scale-up.
This case study was submitted as part of USAID's CLA Case Competition, held in August 2015. This collection of examples illustrate the diversity of ways collaborating, learning, and adapting approaches are being operationalized in the field. To view more CLA cases like this one, visit the CLA Case Competition page.