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Enhancing Organizational Culture for CLA

03-15-2019 | By Learning Lab
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Leveraging the Annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey for Reflection and Change

08-24-2017 | By Elizabeth Callender
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Let’s Make a Deal: Linking CLA to Partnerships for a More Inclusive Market

Dec 11,2019
By: Dan Langfitt
The Feed the Future Mozambique Agricultural Innovations Activity (FTF Inova), funded by USAID and implemented since 2017 by DAI and its subcontractors Technoserve, EVI, and MSA, aims to improve the lives of smallholder farmers by stimulating a more inclusive agricultural market. To generate sustainable results and build the self-reliance ...
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Learning by Doing: Building a Learning Culture to Serve Youth in Guatemala

Dec 11,2019
By: Felix M. Alvarado
USAID's 2015 Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) gave Vitruvian Consulting LLC, Universidad Galileo and Asociación Mundo Posible an opportunity to apply CLA in Guatemala. Punto Crea helps youth master skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) through semi-structured learning challenges, supported by local tutor...
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How Adaptive Management Became a Seed Bed for Project Improvement

Nov 27,2019
By: Stephanie Gakuo and Lucy Karanja
The Upscaling Technologies in Agriculture through Knowledge and Extension (UPTAKE Project) was established under USAID’s New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge Fund to expand Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) enabled extension services in Tanzania, to complement traditional extension services. Between 2016 - 2018, the IFAD ...
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Embedding CLA Practices to Foster Improvements in Nutrition & Farm Production

Nov 27,2019
By: Sumia Cassidy
Food insecurity, disease, and inadequate dietary intake are major public health problems across Khatlon province in southwestern Tajikistan. However, crop diversification and productivity enhancements within small-scale homestead farms offer opportunities to improve livelihoods and increase consumption of nutrient-rich vegetables, fruits,...
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Donor Coordination for Enhanced Public Education Services

Nov 26,2019
By: Bruce McFarland and Amer Haddad
To cope with the increased pressure that Syrian refugee children put on Lebanon’s public-school system since 2011, Lebanon’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE) collaborated with the international donor community to develop a crisis response program called Reaching All Children with Education (RACE). Now RACE is in its s...
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CLA Through Co-creation - The Engine Powering a Systemic Change Activity

Nov 26,2019
By: J. Reyes
“Look, we implement wonderful projects. We know if we put x amount of investment per farmer, those farmers’ incomes will surely increase. I’m not just looking for another project. I want something that will truly create systemic, transformative, and sustainable change.”This was the development challenge posed to USAID/Honduras’ ...
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Building CLA foundations for USAID Gap Inc. Partnership: Women + Water Alliance

Nov 01,2019
By: Azra Nurkic
In 2017, Gap Inc. and USAID launched the Women + Water Global Development Alliance to improve and sustain the health and well-being of women and communities touched by the apparel industry. The initial program and monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) plans for the Women + Water Alliance were developed with limited collabo...
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Embracing Uncertainty: The Potential for 'Mindful' Development

Oct 27,2019
By: Guy Sharrock
There is a growing awareness that many aspects of economic and social development are complex, unpredictable, and ultimately uncontrollable. Governments, non-governmental organizations, and international agencies have realized the need for a change in emphasis; a paradigm shift is taking place away from predominantly linear and reductioni...
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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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