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Enhancing Organizational Culture for CLA
03-15-2019 | By Learning Lab
Help! I’m hiring new staff and I want them to work adaptively!
05-16-2019 | By Monalisa Salib
Leveraging the Annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey for Reflection and Change
08-24-2017 | By Elizabeth Callender
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By: Martin Nañawa
Pilot builds on CLA best practicesPanagora Group holds the USAID CLAimHealth contract, which supports the agency to effectively implement its health portfolio in the Philippines through high-quality monitoring and evaluation data, continuous learning, and adaptive management.Following four years of robust activities to raise awareness and...
By: Nadia Shadravan
Five years ago, USAID’s Mission in Uganda was deep in the development of its Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) for 2016-2021 – the document outlining a cohesive, cooperative strategy for USAID programs there, across all of it’s private, public and non-profit partners. The task of developing a new strategy was an opport...
By: Monalisa Salib
As part of the Performance Management Plan, USAID/Vietnam developed peformance management principles that informed the development and continued implementation of its approach to performance management. We hope these principles might inspire others to consider or develop performance management principles and reflect on whether their appro...
By: Learning Lab
On May 12, 2021, the Agency Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning (KMOL) Team at USAID hosted a conversation to discuss how development organizations are using KMOL to respond and adapt to COVID-19. The invited panelists included Kerry Albright (UNICEF Innocenti), Gabriela Keseberg Dávalos (Southern Voice), and Emily Janoch (C...
By: Learning Lab Team
Amy Prevatt, co-author of a 2019 winning case with USAID’s Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean (USAID/LAC), reflects on why she and colleague Todd M. Anderson decided to enter the CLA Case Competition and shares tips on brainstorming ideas for submitting a case.In LAC MEL Specialists Use Peer Network to Improve Quality and Use of...
By: Monica Matts
Nearly five years ago, the CLA and the LEARN contract developed the Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Maturity Tool to help USAID missions and offices think more deliberately about how to plan for and implement CLA approaches. In the years since, many USAID and implementing partner teams have used the tool. They have found it hel...
By: Stacey Young
Here are my remarks from the November 19, 2020 KM4Dev Knowledge Cafe #10 on “Uncomfortable Truths in Development,” with thanks to co-panelists Sarah Cummings, Ann Hendrix-Jenkins and Kishor Pradhan, moderated by Gladys Kemboi.I want to say a bit about what we can do differently, and better, specifically as knowledge workers, to addres...
By: Emily Janoch
“Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” --Samuel BeckettHere’s my favorite part of that quote: the ultimate goal is not a lack of failure; it’s better failures. That’s good news for CARE, because we just published round two of our Learning From Failure initiative, and…I know this will surprise everyone…...
By: Molly Chen and Amal Mohammad
If you’d asked what we thought would be a “worst case scenario” for our work in monitoring, evaluation, research, learning & adapting (MERLA) before March of this year, we might have answered “data quality checks are not going well” or “it’s been tough to get a Learning Session scheduled for the whole team.” However, i...
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