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Collaborating is the process of strategically identifying key internal and external stakeholders and deciding how best to work with them in order to add value, fill gaps, and avoid duplication while working towards a shared goal.

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The DRG Tipping Point Virtual Think Tank Series

Feb 18,2020
By: The Center for Democracy Human Rights and Governance
From February to June 2020, the DRG Center is hosting a series of virtual panel discussions titled "The DRG Tipping Point."  These virtual interviews focus on the overlooked but surprisingly critical factors that increase impact and transform DRG programming. At the links on the right, you will find each session recording as wel...
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Learning (in the) Lab: A Utilization-focused Learning Agenda Playbook [External Version]

Feb 10,2020
By: U.S. Global Development Lab
Compiled in partnership between the U.S. Global Development Lab’s Office of Evaluation and Impact Assessment (Lab/EIA) and the USAID LEARN contract, Learning (in the) Lab: A Utilization-Focused Learning Playbook is designed to share with our colleagues the tools and resources we’ve used to design, develop, implement, and iterate upon ...
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Responding Faster, Better, Stronger: CLA in the Zika Response

Jan 29,2020
By: Anne Ballard Sara
Zika was declared a public health emergency of international concern by The World Health Organization (WHO) on February 1, 2016. USAID began their support to Zika in Latin America and the Caribbean in April 2016 in over 10 countries. The epidemic required rapid development and strengthening of technical expertise among partners. Bridging ...
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Developmental Evaluation for the Sharekna Program in Tunisia

Jan 29,2020
By: R Goldberg and R. Nelson
From October 2016 to March 2019, FHI 360 implemented the USAID-funded Sharekna Project to Support Youth and Empower Local Communities (Sharekna) in four target communities in Tunisia: Cité Ettadhamen, Douar Hicher, Sidi Bouzid, and El Kef.The activity worked to mitigate the underlying drivers and contextual factors around violent extremi...
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How To Foster Local Ownership for Improved Development Results: Collaborate, Learn, Adapt

Jan 24,2020
By: Kristin Lindell
Imagine you’re tasked with designing a program that improves public service delivery to local communities in Uganda. You know that you need to engage local stakeholders for this program to be effective—without government buy-in and engagement, for example, service delivery changes will not be sustained. How would you go about doing it...
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CLA Fosters Local Ownership and, Ultimately, Better Results: A Review of the Evidence

Jan 22,2020
By: Kristin Lindell
As USAID reorients its mandate to support countries in planning, financing, and implementing solutions to their own development challenges, local ownership will feature even more prominently in the Agency’s partnerships. Findings from USAID’s Building the Evidence Base for Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (EB4CLA) effort highligh...
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Reflecting on Five Years of the CLA Case Competition

Jan 09,2020
By: Monica Matts
This fall, USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning and the LEARN contract announced the winners of our annual CLA case competition. This was the fifth year of collecting and judging case stories, and, over the years, we have learned a lot about Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) in practice. We have also learned about r...
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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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Where’s the Meat - Ask Women, Youth, and Your Staff for the Answer

Dec 18,2019
By: Muhammad Nuruzzaman and Nurul Amin Siddiquee
The USAID/Bangladesh “Feed the Future Livestock Production for Improved Nutrition (LPIN) Activity” utilized Collaborating – Learning – and Adapting (CLA) from start to finish. The activity began by drafting a CLA Plan, and used CLA to make decisions, collaborate with communities and activity staff to identify problems and develop ...
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