In December 2017, I wrote a blog about some of the insights gained during a workshop on Context-Driven Adaptation, where many of our sharpest field officers shared the ways that they assessed and adapted to shifts in context to keep... read more
Oct 18, 2018
| David Jacobstein
Katie Zoerhoff is a Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) at RTI International. Ms. Zoerhoff works on ENVISION, USAID’s global flagship project aiming to control and eliminate... read more
Oct 11, 2018
| Learning Lab
Now that collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) practices are taking hold more and more across USAID and its implementing partners, we are finding ourselves in conversations about what it looks like to be integrating CLA too... read more
Oct 9, 2018
| Monalisa Salib
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Previously we shared some of our reasoning behind the U.S. Global Development Lab’s efforts to develop a Utilization-Focused Learning Agenda (ÜFLA), which emphasizes program design for the last step of the Knowledge Cycle. We’re... read more
Oct 2, 2018
| USAID Learning Lab Team
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This blog post was contributed by Josephine (Josie) Francisco of USAID Philippines and Meagan Meekins and Rajeev Colaço of RTI International. RTI’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning, and Adapting (MERLA) Community of... read more
Sep 18, 2018
| Learning Lab
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Amy Leo is a Communications Specialist on the USAID LEARN contract and Reena Nadler is a Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning Specialist on USAID's CLA Team in the Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning. Amy and... read more
Sep 12, 2018
| USAID Learning Lab Team
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USAID is a learning organization and has made great strides in this area via the application of Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) and the proliferation of Learning Agendas. Intentionally focusing on learning from the... read more
Sep 3, 2018
| Shannon Griswold
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Kat Haugh is a Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning Specialist on the USAID LEARN contract. We all have them: that 50-page report sitting on your desk that you’ve never read. And when you think about reading it, you... read more
Aug 29, 2018
| Learning Lab
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Dave Algoso is a social change consultant working with Mercy Corps on the CLAIM network. When I’m doing CLA and you’re doing CLA, does that mean we’re doing the same things? Not necessarily! That was one takeaway from the recently... read more
Aug 26, 2018
| Learning Lab
At this year’s Moving the Needle event, a thought-provoking panel session on “Measuring the Hard to Measure” tackled a tough development question: how can we measure the contribution of collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) to... read more
Aug 21, 2018
| Learning Lab