About USAID Learning Lab
USAID’s Learning Lab is an interactive community where members can access and contribute to a growing collection of tools and resources on integrating collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) throughout the USAID Program Cycle.
Who can use it?
USAID Learning Lab is open to everyone, but its content is tailored to organizational learning and knowledge management enthusiasts, USAID staff and implementing partners, and development practitioners interested in maximizing development outcomes.
What can you do?
Find valuable information and engage with experts and your peers at any time, from anywhere, all in one place. Use the site’s features to:
- apply practical learning approaches for development
- share information, tips, tools, and resources
- join the conversation on how to achieve better development outcomes through collaborating, learning, and adapting.
Why should you join?
Make your job easier, work more efficiently, share what you have learned, and contribute to making development more effective. The USAID Learning Lab community was intentionally created to prevent you from reinventing the wheel.
This platform is your go-to place for information for information regarding USAID Program Cycle and provides opportunities to:
Join a Working Group to build networks, identify good practices, and find solutions to common challenges.
Ask about learning approaches, explore answers, and share your own knowledge.
Register for and stay up-to-date on USAID and industry events relevant to learning in development.
Check out the latest issue of the Learning Matters newsletter.
Read practical examples of CLA in action from USAID staff and partners and submit your own.
Explore the Learning Network Resource Center approach and share your own experiences
Share your thougths about CLA and the USAID Program Cycle.
Learn more about collaborating, learning, and adapting throughout the Program Cycle.
Join Our Growing Community
USAID’s Learning Lab is supported by USAID LEARN, a mechanism funded by USAID’s Learning, Evaluation and Research (LER) Office in the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL). USAID LEARN helps PPL/LER to support strategic learning and knowledge management at USAID to improve the effectiveness of programs in achieving sustainable development outcomes. With Learning Lab, USAID LEARN promotes knowledge sharing about collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) and builds organizational learning capacity within the broader development community. The USAID LEARN contract also manages ProgramNet, USAID's internal, interactive online community devoted to sharing knowledge and promoting learning on implementing the USAID Program Cycle. ProgramNet provides a platform for peer-to-peer and mission-to-Washington dialogue to support collaboration and facilitate more effective implementation of the Program Cycle.