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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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This job aid will help you determine how best to resolve a challenge/issue in programming.
If you are involved in hiring, this tool can help you increase your chances of selecting staff members skilled in adaptive management.
Taking the time to pause and reflect is essential to CLA.
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Mid-Course Stocktaking: Defining Objectives

Sep 09,2021
By: Learning Lab
This resource will help Missions think through their objectives as part of the mid-course stocktaking.
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Mission Examples for Mid-Course Stocktaking: Communications

Sep 09,2021
By: Learning Lab
Sharing guidance and instruction across the Mission and amongst other stakeholders is critical, because it allows participants to understand the purpose of the stocktaking and when they are expected to contribute. Communications may range from information sharing across the Mission by email, memo or even report. Please see below for ...
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Mission Examples for Mid-Course Stocktaking: Timelines/Work Plans

Sep 09,2021
By: Learning Lab
While the objectives and goals of a stocktaking will drive much of the work, the logistics and execution are equally important. These decisions usually involve consultations with the Front Office, and include consideration of timing, location, format and process. A stocktaking typically requires the work of an entire planning team wi...
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Mission Examples for Mid-Course Stocktaking: Facilitation Guides

Sep 09,2021
By: Learning Lab
Once your agenda is set and planning is well under way, ensuring strong and customized facilitation of your sessions is critical. A great starting point for learning about approaches to facilitation can be found in the "Knowledge and Sharing Methods and Tools" facilitation guide. Strong facilitators help guide the discussion and expa...
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Mission Examples for Mid-Course Stocktaking: Agendas

Sep 09,2021
By: Learning Lab
Stocktaking typically consists of a meeting or series of meetings, with a wide range of stakeholders. Each Missions’ needs will differ, and there is no standard format for conducting a stocktaking exercise. Designing an agenda should be a thoughtful and iterative process. Here you will find examples of stocktaking agendas that can ...
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Stocktaking Action Plan Template

Sep 09,2021
By: Learning Lab
This resource provides a template for documenting the action plan after stocktaking.
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Using CLA to Revisit Past Failures and Adapt Future Approaches for Greater Impact

Sep 08,2021
By: Saeqah Kabir
Through the USAID-funded Nobo Jatra (New Beginning) project, World Vision Bangladesh uses CLA to revisit past failures to improve and adapt future approaches. While staff were open to applying CLA in their work, there was limited understanding of the benefits of applying CLA to learn from failures at an overall project level. Despite a co...
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Adapting Child Nutrition Screening During the COVID-19 Lock Down in Uganda

Sep 08,2021
By: Andrea Procopio
The Graduating to Resilience activity funded by the USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance and led by AVSI Foundation (AVSI) in partnership with IMPAQ International and Trickle Up seeks to test the Graduation Approach’s ability to graduate ultra-poor refugee and host community households in Western Uganda from conditions of food insec...
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Stronger Local Partners and Systems through Collaborative and Adaptive Mindsets

Sep 08,2021
By: Laura Alvarez
In 2013, in response to budgetary constraints, USAID/Paraguay decided to elevate its partnerships with local organizations to become more efficient while maintaining its effectiveness. This approach, based on learning from previous programs, would come with some fiduciary risks that USAID was willing to take. That year, the Mission awarde...
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