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CLA Framework, Maturity Tool and Spectrum Handouts
01-07-2016 | By USAID LEARN
An Introduction to Collaborating, Learning and Adapting in the Program Cycle: A New Online Module on USAID Learning Lab
01-30-2019 | By USAID Learning Lab
What’s Your Pathway to CLA?
02-01-2019 | By Jen Page
Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting: When does it become too much?
10-09-2018 | By Monalisa Salib
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By: Amy Leo
Amy Leo was previously the human behind USAID Learning Lab. Now, she’s a Senior Adaptive Management Specialist with Acute Incite’s International Development Practice. This blog post was originally published on the Incites blog on August 26, 2020. In the USAID Learning Lab podcast studio. Credit: Amy Leo.If you work in c...
These exploratory analyses draw from two loosely interconnected efforts:USAID’s Paper Series on Capacity and Capacity Strengthening, andA synthesis of recommendations from nine evaluations and final reports for Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) activities posted on USAID’s Development Experience Clearinghouse.The fir...
By: Molly Chen and Amal Mohammad
If you’d asked what we thought would be a “worst case scenario” for our work in monitoring, evaluation, research, learning & adapting (MERLA) before March of this year, we might have answered “data quality checks are not going well” or “it’s been tough to get a Learning Session scheduled for the whole team.” However, i...
Adapting to New COVID-19 Realities: Emerging Lessons Learned from Thinking and Working Politically in Niger
By: Mehreen Farooq
Trust in public institutions is one of the most essential factors for effective public health crisis management and response. Activities designed to strengthen governance, particularly those that build confidence and foster deeper connections between the public sector and its constituents, are central to this effort. As public opinion shi...
By: Learning Lab
USAID's Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance / Counter-Trafficking in Persons (C-TIP) hosted the World Day against Trafficking in Persons event on Thursday, July 30 to bring awareness to the global criminal enterprise of human trafficking for sexual exploitation, domestic servitude, and forced labor. The session...
Reflecting to Adapt: A framework for understanding and responding to COVID-19’s disruptions in the DRG sector
By: Natalie Trisilla
COVID-19 has disrupted all aspects of life – and the design and implementation of democracy, human rights, and governance (DRG) programs is no exception. In the early phase of the pandemic, the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) Evidence and Learning Practice recognized that a collaborative process would be critical to r...
By: Rafael Pilliard-Hellwig
Measuring CollaborationFor programs like USAID Ma3an, a recurring conundrum is how to measure concepts that are core to civil society projects. How do you quantify collaboration? How do measure resilience? FHI 360 staff had to tackle this difficulty head-on when they placed collaboration at the heart of their theory of change (TOC).T...
By: Sarah Schmidt
I’ve had the privilege to lead the USAID LEARN contract from start to finish. I was employee number one as Deputy and I’ll be the last one to leave as Chief of Party (COP). As you might know, LEARN was designed to support USAID in becoming a better learning organization with the intent of creating a more effective developme...
By: Monica Matts & Lauren Hinthorne
This resource is intended for use by USAID staff or implementing partners as they develop or review learning questions during monitoring, evaluation or learning (MEL) planning processes. It complements the Learning Questions checklist and is geared toward strategy-level learning. The tip sheet includes examples and Do's and...
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