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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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How To Foster Local Ownership for Improved Development Results: Collaborate, Learn, Adapt

Jan 24,2020
By: Kristin Lindell
Imagine you’re tasked with designing a program that improves public service delivery to local communities in Uganda. You know that you need to engage local stakeholders for this program to be effective—without government buy-in and engagement, for example, service delivery changes will not be sustained. How would you go about doing it...
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CLA Fosters Local Ownership and, Ultimately, Better Results: A Review of the Evidence

Jan 22,2020
By: Kristin Lindell
As USAID reorients its mandate to support countries in planning, financing, and implementing solutions to their own development challenges, local ownership will feature even more prominently in the Agency’s partnerships. Findings from USAID’s Building the Evidence Base for Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (EB4CLA) effort highligh...
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Reflecting on Five Years of the CLA Case Competition

Jan 09,2020
By: Monica Matts
This fall, USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning and the LEARN contract announced the winners of our annual CLA case competition. This was the fifth year of collecting and judging case stories, and, over the years, we have learned a lot about Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) in practice. We have also learned about r...
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Working Outside of the Box: Adapting a Health Program to Become Market-Aware

Dec 18,2019
By: Ashleigh Mullinax and Ann Wahinya
Global Communities' Kenya DREAMS project was an unlikely candidate to attend the 2018 SEEP-supported workshop on Minimum Standards for Economic Recovery (MERS). Firstly, DREAMS is typically categorized as a "health" project since its ultimate project goal is to reduce the prevalence of HIV infections in adolescent girls in Kenya. Secondly...
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Where’s the Meat - Ask Women, Youth, and Your Staff for the Answer

Dec 18,2019
By: Muhammad Nuruzzaman and Nurul Amin Siddiquee
The USAID/Bangladesh “Feed the Future Livestock Production for Improved Nutrition (LPIN) Activity” utilized Collaborating – Learning – and Adapting (CLA) from start to finish. The activity began by drafting a CLA Plan, and used CLA to make decisions, collaborate with communities and activity staff to identify problems and develop ...
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"We Will and Must Continue Working Together!"

Dec 17,2019
By: Shane Lennon
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) and Save the Children (SC) Growth Through Nutrition (GtN) have forged a collaborative agreement to jointly plan, layer, implement, and assess similar nutrition-related activities in four overlapping districts (Woredas) in Ethiopia. Both projects have a similar goal, ...
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Water for Life: Using CLA to Transform a WASH System into a Self-Reliant Apparatus

Dec 17,2019
By: M. Jackson-deGraffenried
In the remote, highland areas of Bandarban District in southeastern Bangladesh, home to a dozen distinct ethnic groups, the USAID-funded Development Food Security Activity, Sustainable Agriculture and Production Linked to Improved Nutrition Status, Resilience and Gender Equity (SAPLING), has been working with the Government of Bangladesh ...
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Walking the Talk: Standards for Technical Excellence to Improve HIV Services in Nigeria

Dec 17,2019
By: Sarah Ranney
The Care and Treatment for Sustained Support (CaTSS) Project, funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through USAID and implemented by Management Sciences for Health (MSH), aims to sustain HIV and TB care and treatment services in five states in Nigeria. In October 2017, the CaTSS team found themselves tasked w...
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Using CLA to Promote Transparency with Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination

Dec 17,2019
By: Paula Barragan and Randal Thompson
The USAID El Salvador Government Integrity Project (GIP), promotes the application of the Institutional Integrity Model (IIM) to create organizational cultures based on workers’ ethical performance as well as ethical institutional procedures especially designed to foster equality and transparency and reduce corruption. The IIM helps ins...
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