What difference does CLA make to development? Key findings from a recent literature review

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What difference does CLA make to development? Key findings from a recent literature review
Abstract
USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning and its LEARN support contract are working to integrate systematic, intentional and resourced collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) throughout program planning and implementation to achieve more effective development programs. As part of this effort, USAID is exploring several approaches to understand whether and how strategic collaboration, continuous learning and adaptive management make a difference to organizational effectiveness and development outcomes. To begin this work, we have undertaken a foundational literature review of academic and gray literature to answer our key learning questions: • Does an intentional, systematic and resourced approach to collaborating, learning and adapting contribute to organizational effectiveness? To development outcomes? • If so, how? And under what circumstances? • How do we measure the contribution? The 13 key findings, mapped to the CLA Framework below, are described in greater detail in the following pages.
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USAID
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2020.03
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15/10/2020, 09:52
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Learning Lab. (2020). What difference does CLA make to development? Key findings from a recent literature review. USAID. https://usaidlearninglab.org/sites/default/files/resource/files/031020_eb4cla_lit_review_update_2d.pdf