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Local Philanthropy and Self-Reliance Guide

Feb 03,2020
By: djacobstein
This guide brings together information and materials to help USAID officers and partners better approach the issue of local philanthropy. Local philanthropy both offers a platform for financing of development locally and is an important mechanism of a society's self-reliance, and a lot is known about how to build insights around local phi...
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USAID/Liberia’s Rapid, Cost-friendly, and Collaborative Evaluations

Dec 17,2019
By: Emily Krunic
In a context where Missions are seeking ways to be more creative and cost-effective with their work, even the way we learn and adapt begins to shift. The Democracy, Rights, and Governance (DRG) Office at USAID/Liberia needed a CLA approach to inform whether and how to exercise option years for an activity, transition planning with the new...
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Ukraine's Economic Resilience Activity Employs CLA to Counter Russia's Aggression

Dec 17,2019
By: Farhad Ghaussy and Jacob Morrin
USAID/Ukraine has employed numerous CLA approaches for its Economic Resilience Activity (ERA) which seeks to mitigate the impact of Russia’s aggression in eastern Ukraine. Operating in a volatile environment, with a shifting conflict line, changing U.S. priorities, and the specter of many large donor-funded projects in a small geographi...
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Uganda SDS Project: CLA Case Study

Nov 12,2019
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...
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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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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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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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Rethinking Private Sector Engagement in North Macedonia

Aug 07,2019
By: Mirjana Makedonska
Working to move North Macedonia forward on its journey to self-reliance, the USAID Business Ecosystem Project (BEP), implemented by Palladium Group, is designed to increase private sector investment in strengthening domestic supply chains and workforce development. BEP’s initial strategy mandated that the Project mobilize CSR funds from...
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CLA in USAID/Cambodia Site Visit Reporting and Utilization

Aug 01,2019
By: Peoulida Ros
Every USAID Mission conducts site visits. Site visits are an important tool for learning about project and activity implementation, but sometimes the documentation and follow-up from site visits can be rather daunting. USAID/Cambodia took an otherwise routine and onerous process of writing up site visit reports and made them an incredibly...
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