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Adapting is an intentional approach to reflecting on learning, and making decisions and iterative adjustments in response to new information and changes in context.

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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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Reducing Mosquito Breeding Sites in Jamaica: The SBC FlowChart in Action

Dec 11,2019
By: Priya Parikh
The Zika virus is primarily spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito which breeds in clean, standing water, and particularly thrives in urban and peri-urban areas. In Jamaica, this mosquito primarily breeds in plastic water drums, which have continually proven to be a challenge for Ministry of Health (MOH) Vector Control teams to manage due t...
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Promoting Sustainability & Self-Reliance: Use of Group Capacity Assessment Data in Nepal

Dec 11,2019
By: S.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 ac...
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Increasing Advocacy Impact through Networks in Lebanon – A Collaborative and Adaptive Learning Process

Nov 27,2019
By: Shelley Wieck
Developing effective advocacy networks in a country like Lebanon with strong sectarian and confessional divides is difficult, but when challenged with an approach to network building that relied too heavily upon initial assumptions and methodologies that were later determined to be flawed, the ability to re-evaluate and adapt that approac...
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Getting Down to Business: CLA Improves Capacity of Sri Lankan Enterprises

Nov 27,2019
By: Michael Parr
USAID BIZ+ is a grant-based investment program that helps small and medium sized enterprises build their capacity and thrive as businesses. The BIZ+ model has always included a strong technical assistance component; short-term volunteers would travel to partner businesses (grantees) for a few weeks to help them with specific tasks, like H...
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Development Interventions with CSOs for Systemic Change

Nov 26,2019
By: Leonardo Escobar and Lucila Serrano
The Civil Society Activity (CSA) seeks to improve institutional capacities and increase the sustainability of Mexican Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to effectively implement programs related to violence prevention, criminal justice reform, and human rights. Initially, we approached this work by focusing on the development of internal ...
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CLA Drives Breakthrough Changes in Public Procurement

Nov 26,2019
By: Stephen Carpenter and Carmen Lane Conley
The USAID Transparent, Effective and Accountable Municipalities (USAID TEAM) activity in Kosovo is a five-year project (January 2017-2022) to improve procurement effectiveness and transparency through varying levels of support to all 38 Kosovo municipalities. The project deploys an adaptive systems approach, in response to a deliberate CL...
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Building Self-Reliance in West Africa: Learning from USAID's Ebola Recovery

Nov 26,2019
By: Annette Bongiovanni
CONTEXT. To help West Africa recover from the Ebola crisis that occurred between December 2013 and January 2016, USAID obligated $475 million of both Economic Support Fund (ESF) and non-ESF funding (through the end of FY 2017) to implement multisectoral activities in West Africa. To evaluate the impact that investment had and capture the ...
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How CLA Helped Increase Self-Reliance in Zambia

Nov 16,2019
By: Laura Ahearn
This blog post is a summary of a study entitled, “Deep Dive of Akros Community-Led Sanitation Program in Zambia.”How can people be encouraged to take charge of their community’s sanitation needs and become self-reliant in latrine construction and use? Open defecation, which can lead to serious infectious diseases across the populati...
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