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Processes are the management systems and practices around knowledge management, institutional memory and decision-making that can enable or hinder the ability to operationalize CLA.

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Tips for preserving institutional memory as staff come and go.
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Managing Staff Transitions Through CLA: Preserving Institutional Memory as Staff Come and Go

02-22-2019 | By USAID Bureau for Policy Planning and Learning
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08-12-2019 | By Learning Lab
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Six Models for Understanding Impact

Oct 04,2019
By: Liz Ruedy
We often default to the assumption that our programs will lead to greater positive change over time. The rate of change may be incremental, exponential, or something else, but it’s always positive. The reality of what change looks like, however, depends on the status of the system in which we’re intervening. Is the system already in d...
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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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Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting to Improve Organizational Effectiveness

Sep 03,2019
By: Kristin Lindell
What does it take to increase income, improve food security and nutrition, raise literacy rates, or decrease malaria? To achieve these goals, we design programs that logically lay out the ‘how’ and then we implement, monitor, assess, learn, and course correct. Staff, the engine of our organizations and programs, strongly influence whe...
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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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The Luke Commission uses CLA to Manage Rapid Growth in Eswatini

Aug 14,2019
By: Echo VanderWal
The Luke Commission (TLC) is a local NGO in the Kingdom of Eswatini that provides comprehensive medical care to under-served populations through mobile hospital outreaches and at a centrally-located fixed facility.  Faced with substantial staff growth, TLC used a CLA approach to ensure that its unique organizational culture of compas...
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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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