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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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What is the Work?

Jan 21,2020
By: David Jacobstein
In promoting international development, what is the actual work we do?  How is that work understood?  Do our words truly reflect the work we want to see? Could a shift in this language help us to achieve meaningful changes in our work?   Recently, at the Global Partnership for Social Accountability...
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Opinion: 3 Ways You Can Get the Candidates You Really Need

Jan 05,2020
By: Monalisa Salib
This opinion piece was originally published on Devex.com on January 2, 2020. It was cross-posted with permission. With a greater focus on interdisciplinary programming and constantly shifting contexts in international development, we need to hire staff who can make the most of complex situations to achieve meaningful results. Put ano...
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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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"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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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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USAID/Honduras Reducing Homicide and Migrations Rates through CLA

Dec 17,2019
By: Hajime Toyofuku
In 2012, Honduras had the worst homicide rate in the world, and San Pedro Sula, was considered the “murder capital of the world.” Mission leadership recognized that a comprehensive, collaborative, and evidence-based approach was required to improve citizen security in Honduras. This prompted USAID and the Department of State’s Burea...
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Transforming Communities and Staff One Latrine at a Time in Rural Angola

Dec 17,2019
By: Idris Baubeng & Paulo Manuel
Since 2016, Episcopal Relief & Development and the Igreja Evangélica Anglicana em Angola have been implementing Maza yi Moyo, a four-year community-led and managed project to improve access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practices in Songo Municipality, Uige Province. Officially, the project seeks to strengthen communi...
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Reshaping Watershed Restoration in Jordan

Dec 11,2019
By: Africa and Middle East Team
Women constitute just 16% of Jordan’s formal workforce, a staggeringly low number. Women are also missing from the decision-making sphere of managing natural resources, especially in rural areas. With support from USAID/Jordan, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is rehabilitating arid watersheds by producing native seedlings grown in commun...
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Powering Up Partnerships With Evidence for Improved Collaborating, Learning, & Adapting

Dec 11,2019
By: Paul Temple and Munazza Siddiqui
Independent from Sudan since 2011 following the longest civil war in Africa (1983-2005), South Sudan has been embroiled in recurrent conflicts for much of its short history. Recognizing the spread of vulnerability and the erosion of coping capacity across South Sudan, there was a consensus among different players that development challeng...
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