The Summary outlines the ways in which DI’s use of collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) mindsets and practices contributed to its development achievements.
Youth unemployment and underemployment is a major development challenge around the world and particularly in Kenya which has one of the highest rates of youth unemployment globally. This case explores the CLA approach of Kenya Youth Employment and Skills Program (K-YES), a five-year program funded by USAID that enhances employment opportunities for unemployed and underemployed Kenyan youth (aged 18-35) who have not completed secondary education.
The case presented here demonstrates how allocation of time and resources at the outset of the activity to better understand the context, and continued reflection and evaluation with multiple stakeholders throughout the activity cycle, underscores and informs effective collaboration and intervention designs to strengthen a self-managed system of essential service delivery.
Sabal utilized the CLA approaches of "M&E for Learning," "Pause and Reflect," and "Adaptive Management" to identify sustainability strategies, assess the level of self-reliance among community groups, tailor interventions based on the data, and gain consensus and buy-in among internal staff, consortium partners, and the local government.
This form details how USAID/AFR and IBTCI managed the EPII MEL Activity actively using CLA techniques to: (a) implement a two-phase evaluation where the first informed the second; (b) increase its focus on knowledge management & learning (KML) activities; (c) and capture its impact on self-reliance.
USAID/Bangladesh signed a cooperative agreement, called Strengthening Political Landscape (SPL), with Democracy international (DI) with $10 Million in funding from the Department for International Development (DFID). The activity is a flagship five-year collaborative activity to promote tolerance in politics and mitigate conflict. USAID chose to build the CLA methodology into the design because of the fluid and complex political environment in Bangladesh and recognizing the need to adapt and adjust the interventions within the life of the activity.
Lecture Pour Tous (LPT) is a technical assistance program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Senegal and implemented by Chemonics International.
Between 2016-2017, the national neglected tropical disease (NTD) program in Senegal, with support from RTI International with USAID funding through ENVISION, developed and implemented a new intervention package with the aim to increase coverage for lymphatic filariasis (LF) through mass drug administration (MDA). This...
USAID/Senegal has a broad government to government (G2G) portfolio. Two of the G2G activities were already evaluated and as USAID/Senegal approached its third G2G evaluation, it wanted to reinforce the relationship between the Government of Senegal (GoS) and USAID/Senegal by generating actionable recommendations that...
High rates of unemployment, working poverty, and other forms of vulnerable employment persist among young people in many African counties. Not only is youth unemployment an urgent issue, it is also complex and demands that employment programs be structured to respond nimbly to varied contexts. They must be deliberately...