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What is a Developmental Evaluation? (101 Level)

By Julie Mandolini-Trummel, CLAME Specialist, and Alison Harrell, CLAME Specialist, Headlight Consulting Services, LLC This blog post is the first in a 3-part series on Developmental Evaluations. In Parts II and III of this blog series, we will explore how to identify if a DE is a good fit for your project/activity and how DE

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Continuing Your Organizational Learning Journey with CLA

By Georgia Handforth, CLAME Associate, Headlight Consulting Services, LLCand Rebecca Askin, Senior CLAME Specialist, Headlight Consulting Services, LLC This blog is the third and final of a three-part mini-series on organizational learning and the Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Framework. This is the third and final post of our three-part mini-series on Collaborating, Learning, and

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Two Tools for Assessing and Leveling Up CLA in Your Everyday Work

By Georgia Handforth, CLAME Associate, Headlight Consulting Services, LLC This blog is the second of a three-part mini-series on organizational learning and the Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Framework. Welcome back to our mini-series sharing Headlight’s experiences with Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA)! In the first post in this series, we talked about why CLA is

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Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Practice and Insights at Headlight

By Georgia Handforth, CLAME Associate, Headlight Consulting Services, LLC This blog is the first of a three-part mini-series on organizational learning and the Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Framework. Here at Headlight—and for many of our partners and peers—we spend our days digging into development work that is evidence-based, systems-aware, and locally-led. While most people

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Reflections on Writing a USAID Performance Management Plan

By Maxine Secskas,  CLAME Associate, Headlight Consulting Services, LLC This is the second in a 2-part series on USAID Performance Management Plans. This installment in our blog continues the discussion around USAID Performance Management Plans (PMP), begun in our previous post, What is A USAID Performance Management Plan?, which explored the history of PMPs to

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What is a USAID Performance Management Plan?

By Maxine Secskas,  CLAME Associate, Headlight Consulting Services, LLC This blog post is the first in a 2-part series on USAID Performance Management Plans. This blog post (and a subsequent post reflecting on our recent support in drafting a Performance Management Plan) is intended to inform and offer suggestions from our recent experience for those

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Upcoming Training: Fundamentals of Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA)

By: Monica Matts, Director of Strategic Learning, Headlight Consulting Services, LLP, and Georgia Handforth, CLAME Associate, Headlight Consulting Services, LLP Stay tuned for a blog mini-series on Headlight’s approach to all things CLA and M&E, coming early 2022! Are you interested in improving your skills around knowledge management, working with others, and tackling complex development

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