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Collaborating is the process of strategically identifying key internal and external stakeholders and deciding how best to work with them in order to add value, fill gaps, and avoid duplication while working towards a shared goal.

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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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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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Learning Agendas Across Federal Agencies

Aug 14,2019
By: Laura Ahearn
With the passage of the Evidence-Based Policymaking Act in January 2019, each federal agency is now required to have an agency-level “evidence-building plan” -- in other words, a learning agenda. “The head of each agency shall include in the strategic plan required under section 306 a systematic plan for identifying and addressing p...
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From Good to Great: USAID/Azerbaijan's Enabling Environment (R)evolution

Aug 14,2019
By: David Ratliff
How do you go from good to great in a non-permissive environment when your budget has been zeroed and staff morale has tanked?  In the case of USAID/Azerbaijan, the key was energizing Mission staff with a Collaborative Learning approach.Years of political uncertainty and harassment brought the Mission to the point that the continued ...
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Employing Futures: CLA to Strengthen Youth Workforce Development in Honduras

Aug 14,2019
By: Olvan Lopez
In Honduras, youth employment reaches almost 30 percent, more than double the global rate. It is exacerbated by the lack of citizen security and effective gang deterrence strategies in the country, where youth are often stigmatized for the neighborhoods in which they live and rebuffed by potential employers for their communities' geograph...
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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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Strengthening Colombia’s Social Service Workforce through Collaboration and Learning

Aug 14,2019
By: J. Barco
The Colombian Family Welfare Institute (Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar, ICBF) provides violence prevention and protection services for children, adolescents, and families across Colombia, reaching more than eight million Colombians. But ICBF also faces severe challenges to ensuring the rights and welfare of the people it serve...
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LAC MEL Specialists Use Peer Network to Improve Quality and Use of Evidence

Aug 14,2019
By: Todd M. Anderson and Amy Prevatt
Based on consultations and stocktakings with LAC Missions, the LAC Bureau identified Mission Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialists as influential decision makers regarding data and evidence use. The LAC Bureau aims to improve the quality and use of evidence for decision making, and ultimately to improve development outcome...
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