The Global Learning for Adaptive Management (GLAM) is an initiative envisioned as a globally networked learning alliance that aims to actively identify, operationalise and promote rigorous evidence-based approaches to adaptive management. GLAM has a legacy of research on effective monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) for Adaptive management (MEL4AM) and a library focused on adaptive and MEL4AM work.
In September of 2014, USAID’s Office of Learning, Evaluation & Research (LER) awarded the Learning and Knowledge Management (LEARN) contract to Dexis Consulting Group and subcontractor RTI International. This document—the End of Contract Report—captures five and a half years of results and reflections for our...
The Summary outlines the ways in which DI’s use of collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) mindsets and practices contributed to its development achievements.
For the USAID/Uganda School Health and Reading Program (SHRP) – implemented by RTI, adapting to improve results was at the heart of early grade reading efforts since the program started in 2012.
The USAID Resiliency in Northern Ghana (RING) Project had notable success in its first three years of integrated agriculture, nutrition, livelihoods and sanitation programming to improve nutrition and household resiliency within the most vulnerable homes in the Northern Region. One area of project focus is women’s...
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.
Synchronizing with the end of Nobo Jatra's Mid Term Evaluation, a Theory of Change (ToC) review facilitated by The TOPs Program served as a valuable opportunity to use learning and evidence as a basis to revise the pathways, outputs and outcomes in the ToC and strengthen the layering, sequencing, integration, and overall prioritization of interventions.
Since 2016, Episcopal Relief & Development and the Igreja Evangélica Anglicana em Angola have been implementing Maza yi Moyo, a four-year community-led and managed project to improve access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practices in Songo Municipality, Uige Province.
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.