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The Paper Series on Capacity and Capacity Strengthening shares insights gleaned from a subset of the literature examined by the Self-Reliance Learning Agenda (SRLA) landscape analysis, with the aim of prompting further discussion. It notes that capacity and capacity strengthening are complex and contested terms, with...
USAID Contribution
This case study describes how the Governance, Accountability, Participation and Performance (GAPP) Program, with funding from USAID and DFID, used a CLA approach to increase effective private sector participation in local governance in Uganda.
Community Contribution
This case study tells the story of how USAID’s Business Ecosystem Project (BEP), a 4-year project designed to strengthen North Macedonia’s economy, has adapted its original scope to address an issue that arose as critically important during implementation: the vocational labor shortage in North Macedonia.
Community Contribution
Stakeholder Analysis is used to identify the actors and relationships that influence project outcomes. This guidance, from IRC, can help you determine how to work and who to partner, coordinate or engage with in order to best achieve the outcome. It builds on existing stakeholder information and typically will include a...
Community Contribution
The LAC MEL Peer Network promotes sharing of MEL practices, tools, and evidence generation tailored to the region. Mission MEL Specialists across the region are sharing information and using one another as resources. For example, LAC Mission MEL Specialists have shared MEL templates and capacity building materials (in English and Spanish) and collaborated on performance indicator development and tracking systems.
Community Contribution
How do you go from good to great in a non-permissive environment when your budget has been zeroed and staff morale has tanked? In the case of USAID/Azerbaijan, the key was energizing Mission staff with a Collaborative Learning approach.
Community Contribution
The USAID/Philippines Health Project (2017–2022) is a portfolio of 11 activities to improve the health of under-served Filipinos. Based on evidence from its 2016 Health Portfolio Evaluation and Project Appraisal Document, USAID/Philippines determined that it is uniquely positioned to strengthen its impact in critical health areas – such as family planning and tuberculosis – by leveraging USAID’s Evaluation Policy and collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) principles.
Community Contribution
Empleando Futuros targets at-risk youth in Honduras to help youth complete job training before taking on employment.
Community Contribution
The USAID Human Resources for Health in 2030 Program (HRH2030), which supports low- and middle-income countries to develop the health workforce needed to improve health outcomes, has been supporting the Colombian Family Welfare Institute (ICBF) since April 2018 to strengthen the Colombia social service workforce through funding from the USAID Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG) Displaced Children and Orphans Fund (DCOF).
Community Contribution
Working to move North Macedonia forward on its journey to self-reliance, the USAID Business Ecosystem Project (BEP), implemented by Palladium Group, is designed to increase private sector investment in strengthening domestic supply chains and workforce development.
Community Contribution

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