Case Study: Dynamic gridlock: Adaptive Humanitarian Action in the Democratic Republic of Congo

In settings where underlying vulnerabilities to a crisis remain chronic, humanitarian organizations face longer periods of engagement and must shift this engagement frequently, as the situation, threats, and vulnerabilities fluctuate and change. This longer-term engagement for humanitarians carries a greater need to recognize the complexity of the contexts in which …

Report: Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting: An Analysis of what CLA Looks Like in Development Programming

USAID Learning Lab, August 1, 2017 This report presents key findings related to Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation (CLA) through an analysis of 2015 USAID CLA Case Competition submissions. The findings yield important learnings for integration of CLA within the program cycle and the Enabling Environment (Resources, Processes, and Culture) needed …

Report: ADAPTing Aid: Lessons from six case studies

Adaptability is an essential underpinning aspect of a results-based approach to protection. Yet most of the standard tools and processes we use are not well-suited to ensure flexibility and adaptability throughout a response. This report, a collaborative initiative from the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Mercy Corps, explores what adaptive …

LEAFLET: How to support community-based protection

This leaflet sums up main lessons from a series of studies on community-based protection, by the Local to Global Protection Initiative (L2GP). The aim of the leaflet is to offer humanitarian practitioners a set of recommendations on how they can strengthen protection of people and communities-at-risk by placing locally rooted …

REPORT: The People’s Perspectives: Civilian Involvement in Armed Conflict

This report from the Center for Civilians in Conflict explores the perspectives and experiences of civilians in conflict-affected countries. The report consists of an analytical overview and four case studies in Bosnia, Libya, Gaza, and Somalia. The findings of the report underscore the importance of considering the perspectives of the …