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Activity Design & Implementation

USAID implements its strategies and projects through activity design and implementation. An activity carries out an intervention or set of interventions, typically though an implementing mechanism such as a contract, assistance program, or partnership.

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Improving Strategic Planning, Donor Coordination, and Leveraging through CLA

Dec 31,2018
By: David Hatch
USAID/Ukraine applied elements of the Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) framework and key concepts to strengthen strategic planning and donor coordination in Ukraine. The Ukraine collaborative mapping effort supports USAID/Ukraine in achieving the following objectives: 1) to assess and analyze the current donor landscape in Ukra...
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Learning From CRS’ Beneficiary Feedback Mechanism in the DRC

Dec 19,2018
By: Bruce Luaba
As part of its efforts to increase accountability to the people served through its projects, in 2016 CRS DRC put in place a nationwide, toll-free beneficiary feedback hotline through which participants could share their inputs, concerns and complaints on project activities. Initially trialed through five projects, the hotline has been a h...
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Learning to Adapt: Understanding Factors to Resilience Building in Malawi

Dec 14,2018
By: Tanner Roark
The Njira Project (Pathways to Sustainable Food Security) is a USAID-funded program designed to improve food security among vulnerable households in Balaka and Machinga districts in Southern Malawi through a layering approach of interventions meant to build resilience among participants. The participants in these two targeted districts fr...
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Pause, Reflect and Adapt: Using CLA to Adapt World Vision's Promotional Graduation Model

Dec 11,2018
By: Saeqah Kabir
World Vision’s food security, nutrition and resilience project, ‘Nobo Jatra/New Beginning’ in south west Bangladesh has a Promotional Graduation component with the goal to create pathways out of poverty for 14,000 ultra-poor women, split into two cohorts of 7,000 each. Promotional Graduation has a strong learning and evidence based ...
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Seafood Alliance for Legality & Traceability (SALT): An Effort in Collaboration & Learning

Dec 11,2018
By: Jenny Kane
The Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability (SALT): Developed through a co-creation process to enable activity co-design on a global scale to build a knowledge sharing and learning platform -- modeling CLA throughout its implementation! Much of the world relies on fisheries for livelihood and nutrition. Illegal activities incl...
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Step by Step: Using Collaborative Approaches to Scale the UPTAKE Ladder

Dec 11,2018
By: Gakuo Stephanie
The Upscaling Technologies in Agriculture through Knowledge and Extension (UPTAKE Project) works to scale up the use of productivity-enhancing agricultural innovations amongst 1,000,000 small holder farmers in Tanzania. It employs wide reaching information and communication technologies (ICTs) particularly radio and SMS to reach farmers i...
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Collaboration for Self-reliance: How We Plan to Transition 399 Smiling Sun Clinics Into One

Nov 26,2018
By: Tariq Bin Azam
USAID/Bangladesh's first ever Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) on designing one of the flagship activities titled- ‘Advancing Universal Health Coverage (AUHC)’ demonstrates a set of exemplary practices of collaboration, learning and adaptation. This BAA is unique, not in the overall process, but because it has generated a solution that...
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CLA with Local Partners for Enhanced Organizational Performance and Learning

Nov 26,2018
By: CLAME Team
This case is presented on Development Food Security Activities (DFSA) USAID supported program, implemented by Relief Society of Tigray (REST). It narrates CLA practices of the organization to enhance its development performance and continuous organizational learning culture. Resource maximization and leveraged efforts, targeting of b...
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CLA for Sustained Impact and a Model for Issue-Based Policy Making in Africa

Nov 26,2018
By: Elizabeth Lewis
The International Republican Institute (IRI) has a long record of helping civil society, the legislature and political parties in Somaliland to operate in a manner that is responsive to citizens, issue-based and transparent. Through an associate award issued under the USAID Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEP...
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