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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
08-12-2019 | By Learning Lab
By: Samuel Gerstin
When it comes to CLA--certainly, when it comes to 'global' CLA--time and space matter. This is not a new revelation, but it merits continued examination because while many of us routinely acknowledge this fact, we are less prone to invest in this time and maintain this space (or at the very least we struggle to determine how to do this). ...
By: Andie Procopio
In this constantly changing context, the AVSI-led consortium is working on a 7-year Activity, whereby 13,200 households (HHs) in Kamwenge District that are economically active, but chronically unable to meet their basic needs without some form of assistance, will participate in an adapted graduation program, with fifty percent coming from...
By: J. Sharma
Sustainable Action for Resilience and Food Security (Sabal) is a five-year program in Nepal funded by USAID Food for Peace (FFP) in October 2014, and implemented by Save the Children and a consortium of partners. Sabal’s goal is to improve food security and resilience in targeted districts of Central and Eastern Midhills of Nepal. Its a...
By: Malcolm Russell-Einhorn
This is an in-depth case study of the Strengthening Decentralization for Sustainability (SDS) project from Uganda. SDS is a hybrid project addressing health, HIV, and governance. SDS was one of the very earliest projects to attempt large-scale integration of local governance capacity-building work into a sectoral service delivery initiati...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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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