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Women Respond: A Glimpse of Women's First Hand Responses to COVID-19

May 28,2020
By: Diana Wu
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep the world, with widespread global impact at unprecedented scale. There are more than 5.7 million reported COVID-19 cases world-wide, and it has been attributed to over 357,000 deaths, as of May 28, 2020. It is widely recognized that these numbers are both underreported and the impact of COVID-19 on...
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CLA Introduction Videos in Spanish

May 22,2020
By: Learning Lab
USAID Guatemala created these videos to introduce Mission staff and partners to the CLA framework, main concepts and definitions. The series of videos were part of a workshop on CLA conducted in 2017.
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9 Lessons Learned When Converting In-person Training to Virtual Training at USAID

May 20,2020
By: Jen Page
Like many of you, in March 2020 with the onset of the COVID19 pandemic it became clear that business as normal was not going to continue. For my team at PPL/LER & LEARN that meant the planned delivery of the classroom course Better Development Through Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) at the end of April was not going to be p...
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The Program Cycle Learning Study

Apr 28,2020
By: Laura Ahearn
The Program Cycle Learning Study (PCLS) used a qualitative case study approach to provide a systematic and holistic understanding of how four Missions understand and implement the Program Cycle. The study offers examples of how Missions implement the Program Cycle on a day-to-day basis and provides evidence and insight into the effects of...
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What happens to your in-person annual team retreat during COVID-19?

Apr 21,2020
By: Meagan Meekins
 This blog is a response to our invitation to reflect on how this community is using CLA approaches to respond to COVID-19. We’d love to hear from you, too! To add a blog, click here and select “Add a Blog” in the blue bar.We’re part of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning and Adapting team in RTI’s global health ...
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USAID LEARN End of Contract Report

Apr 05,2020
By: USAID LEARN
In September of 2014, USAID’s Office of Learning, Evaluation & Research (LER) awarded the Learning and Knowledge Management (LEARN) contract to Dexis Consulting Group and subcontractor RTI International. This document—the End of Contract Report—captures five and a half years of results and reflections for our stakeholders. The i...
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Cholera to COVID19: Applying CLA in Crisis

Apr 02,2020
By: Emily Janoch
This blog is a response to our invitation to reflect on how this community is using CLA approaches to respond to COVID-19. We’d love to hear from you, too! To add a blog, click here and select “Add a Blog” in the blue bar. I’ll admit, I had about a minute on the second day of COVID lockdown where I thought, “maybe this time...
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What the CLA Case Competition Winners Tell Us about the Journey to Self-Reliance

Apr 01,2020
By: Monica Matts
In September 2019, USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning and the LEARN contract announced the winners for the 2019 CLA case competition. This was the fifth year of the competition, and we continue to be impressed by the quality of the entries and the compelling stories that they tell of CLA in action. If you haven’t read ab...
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From Cholera to COVID: building on CLA investments to improve COVID 19 response

Mar 31,2020
By: Emily Janoch
I’ll admit, I had about a minute on the second day of COVID lockdown where I thought, “maybe this time will be slower for me. It’s so hard to prioritize learning in emergencies.” After all, I’m the Director of Knowledge Management and Learning, and the vast majority of my time usually focuses on development programming. I won’...
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