All posts tagged with "Monitoring"

The ongoing and systematic tracking of data or information relevant to USAID strategies, projects, and activities.

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This slide deck, from a presentation to the Local Systems Community by Tjip Walker and David Jacobstein, shows various ways in which assessing the political economy of a context and understanding that context through the lens of systems thinking can reinforce each other.... read more
Library Resource | Feb 10, 2020 | Technical Resources
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Focus group interviews (also often called focus group discussions) are a key tool for collecting data to support many USAID activities. This data collection technique is widely used in international development planning, monitoring, and evaluation. They are quick, versatile... read more
Library Resource | Nov 15, 2013 | USAID Documents
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These tips are part of a series of tips and resources to support context-driven adaptation in programming. For other resources, see the Context-Driven Adaptation Collection at (internal staff version at https... read more
Library Resource | Dec 20, 2019
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The Performance Management Plan (PMP) Task Schedule provides a comprehensive and interactive schedule of all of the monitoring, evaluation, and Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) tasks that will occur over the expected life of the Country Development... read more
Library Resource | Oct 8, 2019 | Reference
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A composite indicator (or index) combines two or more data sources into a single measure. From the Self-Reliance Metrics to the CSO Sustainability Index, composite indicators are everywhere at USAID. They are in our Country Development Cooperation Strategies and in the... read more
Library Resource | Aug 30, 2019
This blog was written by Nancy Peek, M&E Fellow, USAID/KEA/FFP and Laurie Starr, Strategic Learning Advisor, Save the Children Introduction Adaptive management is a key principle that supports ADS 201 and is described as a structured, iterative process for making... read more
Blog | Jul 10, 2019 | Nancy Peek
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Each activity is required to have an Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Plan to support management of the activity and to inform USAID and the implementing partner about whether and how an activity is making progress toward stated results. The How-To Note:... read more
Library Resource | Jun 13, 2019
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This How-To Note supplements USAID's Automated Directives System (ADS) It lists Agency requirements for programmatic site visits, identifies practical steps and effective practices for planning and conducting a site visit, and recommends follow-up actions once a... read more
Library Resource | Jun 6, 2019
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Recommendations for multilateral funding agencies to increase the use of forest monitoring tools across development sectors, as a matter of policy and practice to meet sustainability goals. read more
Library Resource | May 9, 2019
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This short introduction to an applied political economy analysis is from the Somalia Expanding Access to Justice program, implemented by Freedom House in consortia with Pact. This introduction is worth sharing because it lays out the framing of the PEA to explicitly connect... read more
Library Resource | May 28, 2019 | USAID Documents


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