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Countering Disinformation Programming Virtual Session

Nov 20,2019
By: The Center for Democracy
The spread of false or misleading information through digital and social media platforms exacerbates societal conflicts, pollutes information flows and civic discourse during political processes, may adversely impact physical and mental well-being, and in some of the most tragic cases, has been a factor to spinning up violent activity aro...
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How Can CLA Help on the Journey to Self-Reliance? An Interview with the HRH2030 Program

Nov 20,2019
By: Maria Castro
We asked three questions to Juan Sebastián Barco and Katy Gorentz from the USAID Human Resources for Health in 2030 (HRH2030) program after their case study was named a winner in the 2019 USAID CLA Case Competition. During our conversation, they took a deeper dive on how their collaborative, evidence-driven work with the Colombian Family...
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How CLA Helped Increase Self-Reliance in Zambia

Nov 16,2019
By: Laura Ahearn
This blog post is a summary of a study entitled, “Deep Dive of Akros Community-Led Sanitation Program in Zambia.”How can people be encouraged to take charge of their community’s sanitation needs and become self-reliant in latrine construction and use? Open defecation, which can lead to serious infectious diseases across the populati...
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Where to Go for Research Evidence

Nov 13,2019
By: Lily Sweikert
Are you looking for research evidence to inform your development programming? You’re in luck. The Development Experience Clearinghouse (DEC), a free, publicly available, and searchable database, recently added a list of more than 15,700 USAID-funded and USAID-affiliated peer-reviewed research publications to its collection.Maybe you wor...
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Uganda SDS Project: CLA Case Study

Nov 12,2019
By: Malcolm Russell-Einhorn
This is an in-depth case study of the Strengthening Decentralization for Sustainability (SDS) project from Uganda. SDS is a hybrid project addressing health, HIV, and governance. SDS was one of the very earliest projects to attempt large-scale integration of local governance capacity-building work into a sectoral service delivery initiati...
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Self-Reliance Learning Agenda Paper Series on Capacity and Capacity Strengthening

Nov 05,2019
By: Learning Lab
The Paper Series on Capacity and Capacity Strengthening shares insights gleaned from a subset of the literature examined by the Self-Reliance Learning Agenda (SRLA) landscape analysis, with the aim of prompting further discussion. It notes that capacity and capacity strengthening are complex and contested terms, with practical implication...
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Performance Management Plan (PMP) Task Schedule Guidance and Template

Oct 08,2019
By: saallan
The Performance Management Plan (PMP) Task Schedule provides a comprehensive and interactive schedule of all of the monitoring, evaluation, and Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) tasks that will occur over the expected life of the Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS). The Task Schedule helps the Mission ...
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Stakeholder and Social Network Analysis Guidance Note

Oct 04,2019
By: Learning Lab
Stakeholder Analysis is used to identify the actors and relationships that influence project outcomes. This guidance, from IRC, can help you determine how to work and who to partner, coordinate or engage with in order to best achieve the outcome. It builds on existing stakeholder information and typically will include a participatory inte...
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The Winners of the 2019 Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting Case Competition are…

Sep 30,2019
By: Jen Romba
USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning and the LEARN contract are happy to sponsor the fifth-annual Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Case Competition. The entry period was held March 4th - April 12, 2019 and this year, we received 97 case studies. Thank you, submitters!The objectives of the CLA Case Competition are t...
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