The USAID/Bangladesh “Feed the Future Livestock Production for Improved Nutrition (LPIN) Activity” utilized Collaborating – Learning – and Adapting (CLA) from start to finish.
Utilizing CLA approaches such as Pause and Reflect, the DREAMS attendees applied learning on MERS to determine areas within their project that could be made more market-aware.
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.
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.
This case draws on lessons learned from the USAID/Pakistan Community Resilience Office’s (CRO’s) “safe charity” campaign to highlight ways in which USAID and its partners can leverage CLA to improve the performance of countering violent extremism (CVE) programming.
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.
Operating in a volatile environment, with a shifting conflict line, changing U.S. priorities, and the specter of many large donor-funded projects in a small geographic space, the Mission inculcated CLA approaches into ERA’s project and activity design, procurement process, and contract language.
By establishing the necessary enabling conditions, USAID/Honduras was able to design a project that would encourage Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting. Development outcomes are becoming evident.
In a context where Missions are seeking ways to be more creative and cost-effective with their work, even the way we learn and adapt begins to shift.