Learning Matters

By Learning Lab, May 2023

Note from the Learning Lab Team

It's that time of year again! Time to clean out the closets, get rid of the clutter, and make room for new things. In the spirit of Spring cleaning, we’ve done a refresh of the CLA Toolkit on Learning Lab.

The CLA Toolkit contains curated guidance and resources that help you integrate Collaborating, Learning and Adapting into your work. But like any good resource, it needs to be updated from time to time to reflect the latest thinking and best practices.

That's why we're excited to announce that we've made some changes. Updates include:

  • Reorganizing the CLA Toolkit clusters to mirror the CLA Framework
  • Creating a CLA Toolkit Index for those who want to see a comprehensive list of all Toolkit content, or who already know the name of the tool they're looking for

  • Aggregating and providing direct access to USAID official ADS Additional Help resources that speak to the integration of CLA practices across the Program Cycle

Be sure to check out the new and improved CLA Toolkit! 

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What We're Excited About This Month

Top 10 CLA Resources
By USAID Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning CLA Team

Check out this handy resource to see what tools, templates, and how-to notes are the most popular resources in the CLA Toolkit. This Top 10 list will be periodically updated to reflect what you're using most!
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Listening Library
By USAID Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning

Visit this one-stop shop for all podcast series featured on Learning Lab. Tune in with development professionals to listen to everything from stories of CLA Case Competition Winners, to perspectives on Collaborating, Learning and Adapting, to how to be an effective leader in learning, and more!
Check it Out
Agency Learning and Evidence Month Resources
By USAID Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning

In April 2023, USAID celebrated Agency Learning and Evidence Month: a first-of-its-kind, month-long series of 35 virtual learning events providing a platform to engage with one another on the latest insights for grounding our development and humanitarian assistance responses in evidence. Visit the event page for a recap of the month-long event and to access post-event resources, like recordings and session materials!
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Mark Your Calendars!

  • The CLA Case Competition is now open and accepting submissions! The competition will close on Thursday, June 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Check out the competition page for FAQs, instructions, and win-spiration from last year's winners. 

In Case You Missed It!

Find more content and news from Learning Lab and our partners below.
  • Read the blog from USAID INVEST for USAID/Vietnam's 7 tips to apply private-sector engagement across development sectors.
  • Check out the new Local Capacity Strengthening Policy training on Learning Lab! Explore all seven principles for practical examples, tools and resources, and reflect on how to apply these principles in your own work.

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