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.
To be able to grasp women’s status and gender issues in the country, USAID/Lebanon needed to have gender-specific data in hand.
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.
CLA and Developmental Evaluations
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...
The Sahel Resilience Learning (SAREL) is a five-year project whose purpose is to provide monitoring, evaluation, collaboration and learning support to USAID's Resilience in the Sahel-Enhanced (RISE) initiative. RISE includes 28 USAID projects that are being implemented in the Sahel Resilience Strategy's zones of...