Misconceptions about collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) can seriously impact development outcomes. The Learning Lab website debunks three of the top myths the LEARN team often hears about CLA.
In working with USAID missions and implementing partners, the LEARN teams often hears a pretty consistent chorus of misconceptions about collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA). Unfortunately, these misconceptions often stop staff from integrating CLA approaches – such as testing theories of change, fostering open relationships with local stakeholders and partners or designing flexible mechanisms – into their existing work processes, which could ultimately increase their impact as development professionals.
Read on as we debunk the top three myths we have heard about CLA.
Clearly, M&E is part of learning and, hence, of CLA. A more systematic and intentional approach to CLA can help ensure that our M&E is designed with learning in mind, that data generated from M&E efforts is analyzed and synthesized to inform reflection and decision-making, and that what we learn is shared with those who need to know.
Click the link for the full article: https://usaidlearninglab.org/lab-notes/top-3-myths-about-collaborating%2C-learning%2C-and-adapting-debunked
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