Collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) is USAID's approach to becoming a more effective development organization by becoming a more effective learning organization. This fact sheet provides an overview of CLA at the Agency, capacity building resources, and ways to engage.
This content is currently under revision to align with the recently updated ADS 201.For guidance and support associated with revisions to ADS 201, please see the Program Cycle overview page. This document, an ADS 201 Additional Help resource, provides direction on how to develop a...
Collaborating, Learning and Adapting Framework and Maturity Tool documents
Recently, the DRG Center presented the findings from six DRG Integration Case Studies (Ethiopia, Indonesia, Rwanda, Guatemala, Malawi and Nepal) to 50 representatives of key USAID offices, universities, and implementing partners. Now we present our Synthesis Report, which gathers all of the evidence and synthesizes lessons for the entire agency. Also included are Tip Sheets for Integrating DRG in the Field and Two-Pagers on each of the six Case Studies.
The Open Contracting Partnership is driven by two goals, as articulated in its 2015-2018 strategy: building global norms and demand for open contracting; and strengthening implementation of open contracting on the ground. The pursuit of both goals hinges on learning and evidence.While the strategy describes these...
Despite well-meaning cooperative behaviors, often interdepartmental collaboration breaks down.
Once your group is created, a fundamental step in the start-up process is effective outreach. This means reaching out to your core members and seed participants to invite them to use the site by providing them with context about the purpose of the group, communicating who the facilitators are, and providing instructions...
This Devex article provides an overview of USAID forward, describing the context, defining themes (strategy, design, and competition), and examining implications.
This guideline, authored by the Asian Development Bank, offers a framework for strengthening internal learning from operational practice, and external learning from long-term knowledge partnerships.
This compendium of knowledge solutions is a handy, quick reference guide to tools, methods, and approaches.