Collaborating with stakeholders and partners helps us learn from our projects’ data, and by adapting our approach using these lessons learned, we can reduce inefficiencies and improve our development impact. We implement management best practices to create an environment of knowledge sharing to maximize results. By using CLA approaches in our projects, we seek to go beyond monitoring and evaluating, so we can learn from activities and implement most effectively.
Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA).
Applying CLA in Real Life
What is Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) and how can we apply it in real life? Hear from our technical experts about how they collaborate, learn and adapt in projects around the world.
Getting Buy-In for CLA
How can global development projects get others on board when it comes to the collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) approach? Our technical experts from around the world share their thoughts.
Making CLA Sustainable
How can global development projects and practitioners make CLA sustainable? Our technical experts from around the world share their thoughts.
Creating Opportunities for Youth in Agriculture
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Advocating for a Vocal Civil Society in Nigeria
Nigerian citizens need more tools and resources to learn how to productively contribute to reform at the local, state, and national levels.
News: HRH2030’s Colombia Activity Wins USAID CLA Case Competition
This post was adapted from a story that originally appeared on the USAID HRH2030 program’s website. Effective partnerships allow stakeholders to apply lessons learned and adapt methodologies to meet the needs of beneficiaries. In Colombia, the Human Resources for Health in 2030 Program (HRH2030) is partnering with local organizations to learn from the country’s social…
Development Works Here with Alejandro Arrivillaga
We’d like you to meet Alejandro “Alex” Arrivillaga! Alex is a biologist and the deputy chief of party for the USAID Guatemala Biodiversity Project. He shares some of the insight he’s gained over the course of his 25-year career working with communities to develop shared solutions for biodiversity conservation. Alex is one reason #DevelopmentWorksHere. 1.…
3 Questions with Jennifer Swift-Morgan on Supporting Cameroonian Scholars
Education and governance specialist Jennifer Swift-Morgan serves as technical director for the USAID All Children Reading project in Senegal and is a founding member of Chemonics’ Center for Politically Informed Programming. She was recently selected for a Fulbright award in Cameroon, where she will work with graduate students and university faculty in Yaoundé. Sponsored by…
News: Chemonics Tackles High-Priority Global Education Issues at CIES 2019
From April 15 to April 18, Chemonics will present at the 2019 Annual Conference of the Comparative & International Education Society (CIES) in San Francisco, California. The conference convenes thousands of researchers, students, practitioners, and policymakers from around the globe to discuss high-priority education issues. In their presentations at CIES, Chemonics’ education specialists will tackle…
Can We Actually Think and Work Politically?
Development is not working — at least not at the scale or pace needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. This is the central, fact-based premise behind calls and movements to do development differently from host-country recipients of aid, international organizations, donors, and implementing partners. Such calls emphasize adaptive, locally-owned, problem-solving approaches to tackle chronic development challenges.…
Theory of Change: It’s Easier Than You Think
Imagine you are chronically late to work. If your goal is to get to work on time, you may have identified multiple reasons for being late. If you only consider one of these reasons and don’t identify root causes, which are simply other reasons for your lateness, you will continue to be late. One reason…