All posts tagged with "Collaborating, Learning & Adapting"

Strategic collaboration among a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, continuous learning, and adaptive management connect all components of the Program Cycle.

By Alysson Akiko Oakley, Chhork Boeurng, Lina Maria Jaramillo Rojas, Hayat Askar, and Sabine JoukesA recurring frustration among international development implementors and evaluators is our over-reliance on reductionist indicators to measure outcome-level changes. Such... read more
Blog | Dec 2, 2021 |  | CLA in Action
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The Locally Led Development Spectrum and Checklist are instruments that USAID’s Locally Led Development Initiatives has developed and are testing to help USAID and our partners think about what locally led development means in practice, including throughout our Program... read more
Library Resource | Aug 5, 2021
Implementing neglected tropical disease (NTD) programming during the COVID-19 pandemic has not been a simple task. Around the world, NTD activities are in various phases of stopping and restarting and sometimes stopping again, as communities find new ways of working. As a... read more
Blog | Jul 13, 2021 | 
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This PMP is an illustrative example intended to provide ideas for how Missions can utilize the revised ADS 201 requirements for PMPs, found in section A key revision to PMPs is the new requirement to identify learning priorities with plans for how to address... read more
Library Resource | May 4, 2021 | Technical Resources
Nearly five years ago, the CLA and the LEARN contract developed the Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Maturity Tool to help USAID missions and offices think more deliberately about how to plan for and implement CLA approaches. In the years since, many USAID and... read more
Blog | Mar 23, 2021 | 
Read the full, original blog post here.Bringing together diverse stakeholders is never simple, and doing so during a global public health crisis presents additional challenges. However, the USAID-funded Economics of Natural Capital in East Africa project (Natural Capital)... read more
Blog | Jan 25, 2021 | 
Making the Most of Adaptive Management in International Development“Adaptive management” has become one of those pieces of jargon dropped into international development program plans and proposals as an all-encompassing, sometimes throw-away term with little practical... read more
Blog | Jan 25, 2021 |  | CLA in Action
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U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator John Barsa has streamlined Chapter 201 of our ADS, Program Cycle Operational Policy, to shift our emphasis from bureaucracy to the real work of supporting development progress.  The reformed policy... read more
Library Resource | Dec 2, 2020 | USAID Documents
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This 10-page document summarizes key "musts" (requirements) and "shoulds" (best practices) in the revision of ADS 201 that was codified on October 28, 2020.
Library Resource | Dec 2, 2020
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What is it? Portfolio reviews and the Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) mid-course stocktaking are complementary approaches for a Mission’s ongoing learning and adapting within the Program Cycle.  Both processes serve as key “pause and reflect” moments for the... read more


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