Are you interested in contributing to USAID’s Agency-wide Self-Reliance Learning Agenda? If so, check out this resource.
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.
Resources to help those facilitating the CLA self-assessment and action planning process
Collaboration is great when it works. But, well, life can be awful when things are not going well between USAID and a critical implementing partner. It happens more often than we would wish, and it can be a pain in the neck! The unhealthy behaviors that throw things out of whack are simple: one part perceived...
Effective collaboration is a critical aspect of USAID’s work. It ensures that the Agency establishes and leverages relationships with key stakeholders, including other U.S. government actors, donors, host government counterparts, partners, civil society, and the private sector. Collaboration is important in order to...
Successful collaboration requires a facilitative leader. Facilitative leadership, if executed well, can increase effectiveness by harnessing the resources of many, can increase efficiency by avoiding duplication and conflict, and can be a powerful leveraging mechanism to achieve high level development goals.
This document, an ADS 201 Additional Help resource, provides direction on how to develop a Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) plan for a Mission's Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP).It outlines the information to include in a CLA plan, describes the processes Missions can use to understand their current CLA...
This resource describes how to prepare and maintain an Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan.