Share successful examples of strategic collaboration, continuous learning, and adaptive management in action.
The Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL) is delighted to announce that this year's Collaborating, Learning and Adapting Case Competition is now open! The competition will close on Thursday, June 15 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. Participation is open to all types of individuals and organizations working with USAID. The CLA Case Competition captures real-world examples from USAID staff and partners of strategic collaboration, continuous learning, and adaptive management in action.
These cases inform USAID and partner work in advancing how CLA approaches can be applied for organizational learning and improved development results. As you start reflecting with your teams, consider the following:
Does your team pause and reflect on your activities?
Are you creating a learning culture within your organization, perhaps by fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA)?
Have you adapted activity implementation based on evaluation findings for performance monitoring information?
This is not a call for traditional success stories; we want to hear what’s working well, what you’re struggling with, and what you’ve learned along the way. It can be about something big, or about one small practice that made an important difference to your work. Ultimately, the Case Competition helps us learn about what works and what does not when implementing CLA.
Your case submission will showcase your team’s innovation and expertise, helping us all move the needle on strategic collaboration, continuous learning, and adaptive management. All eligible cases will be featured on USAID Learning Lab and highlighted in the Learning Matters newsletter and on Twitter. Over the past eight years, this friendly competition has grown the CLA evidence base on Learning Lab to over 500 cases.
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