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05-13-2019 | By jenromba
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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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Resourcing CLA Example: CLA Position Descriptions

May 22,2019
By: Learning Lab
Examples of position descriptions for CLA-focused staff as highlighted in the Resourcing CLA landing page of the CLA Toolkit.
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Resourcing CLA Example: CLA Mechanism

May 22,2019
By: Learning Lab
Example language for a CLA Mechanism as highlighted in the Resourcing CLA landing page of the CLA Toolkit.
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Help! I’m hiring new staff and I want them to work adaptively!

May 16,2019
By: Monalisa Salib
You’re in luck! We just released a new guide for hiring adaptive employees. This visual and user-friendly tool will help increase your chances of selecting staff skilled in adaptive management.Here are the details:What do you mean by “work adaptively” or an “adaptive employee”? An adaptive employee is an individual who, in ...
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