Although collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) are not new to USAID, they often do not happen regularly or
systematically and are not intentionally resourced. The CLA framework above identifies components and subcomponents to
help you think more deliberately about what approach to CLA might be best tailored to your organizational or project
context. The framework recognizes the diversity of what CLA can look like in various organizations and projects while also
giving CLA structure, clarity, and coherence across two key dimensions:
CLA in the Program Cycle: how CLA is incorporated throughout Program Cycle processes, including strategy, project,
and activity design and implementation; and
Enabling Conditions: how an organization’s culture, business processes, and resource allocation support CLA integration.