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Strategic collaboration, continuous learning, and adaptive management (CLA) connect all parts of the Program Cycle. Learning includes data from monitoring, portfolio reviews, stocktakings, research findings, evaluations, analyses, knowledge gained from experience and other sources.

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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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USAID/Armenia DRG Evidence Reviews and Assessments

Sep 18,2019
By: The Cloudburst Group
The attached DRG resources include evidence reviews and field assessments conducted in Armenia in 2019. The evidence reviews examine context relevant literature in the areas of good governance, civil society, media, integrity systems (anti-corruption), and rule of law. The assessments examine the Armenian context in more detail ...
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CLA Through Theater: Engaging Ukraine’s Civil Society Through a Dramaturgical Sociological Approach

Sep 04,2019
By: Christopher Russell and Lauren Serpe
This blog was written by Christopher Russell (Strategy Policy Analyst, Pact Ukraine) and Lauren Serpe (Deputy Technical Director, Global Results and Measurement, Pact).Collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) events commonly assemble partners, teammates, and donors at the midpoint of a project to reflect on lessons learned, to analyze ...
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Success Breeds Success: A Case Study in CLA Implementation Across Activities

Aug 14,2019
By: Betsy Bassan
The USAID/Philippines Health Project (2017–2022) is a portfolio of 11 activities to improve the health of under-served Filipinos. Based on evidence from its 2016 Health Portfolio Evaluation and Project Appraisal Document, USAID/Philippines determined that it is uniquely positioned to strengthen its impact in critical health areas – su...
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Diagnostic, Prescriptive, Predictive, and Evaluative: Types of Learning Questions for Projects and Activities

Aug 03,2019
By: Jerome Gallagher
Learning from evidence and experience has always been part of the discipline of international development. In recent years, though, USAID Staff and USAID implementing partners have been asked to intentionally develop learning questions as part of their project and activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) plans. These learning q...
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Easy As 1-2-3: Three Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation Tools for Your Next Conference

Jun 21,2019
By: Rachel Yavinsky
How many conferences have you been to in your career so far? No matter the number, you know conferences can feel overwhelming—with hundreds or even thousands of attendees and a plethora of sessions, posters, side events, and meetings. Figuring out where to start, who to connect with, or what to do with the information you gather can fee...
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Additional Help: Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan Template

Jun 13,2019
By: SLazich
Each activity is required to have an Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Plan to support management of the activity and to inform USAID and the implementing partner about whether and how an activity is making progress toward stated results. The How-To Note: Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan provides an ove...
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