Panagora Named a 2016 USAID CLA Case Competition Winner
The annual collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) Case Competition calls for real case studies of USAID staff and implementing partners using a CLA approach for organizational learning and better development outcomes.
In 2016, Panagora Group was named one of five winners out of 63 submissions for the competition, for the case study “Long-Term Parallel and Integrated Evaluation Activities Amplify Learning and Results.” The case study focused on the interplay among performance and impact evaluation (P&IE) activities and the heightened collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) results that an integrated package of evaluation activities under a P&IE contract makes possible.
Looking at our work in Uganda, we found that having a P&IE contract alongside a technical program means that there is a dedicated actor whose services focus on raising evaluative evidence and creating focus on the evaluation data among all parties. This increases the possibility that the partners will consider the information and use it for adaptive management and improved outcomes.