Adapting M&E Tools for Crisis and Conflict Settings – Webcast on the Rapid Feedback Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (RF MERL) Approach for USAID Programs
The USAID Education in Crisis and Conflict Network (ECCN) will host a webcast on Adapting M&E Tools for Crisis and Conflict using the Rapid Feedback Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (RF MERL) approach for USAID Programs. The webcast will take place on Tuesday, July 25, at 9:00 AM (EDT).
Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in crisis and conflict settings can be particularly challenging—from rapidly changing contexts to difficulties in obtaining reliable data to capacity limitations. This webcast will provide an opportunity to preview and discuss a particularly well-suited approach to M&E for such contexts. The RF MERL, funded by the USAID Global Development Lab, relies on ground realities and rapid feedback cycles to test the feasibility and success of local interventions and provide timely feedback. RF MERL strikes a balance between rigor and feasibility to design, implement, and test intervention options with the flexibility necessary to change directions based on new information—a critical concern in crisis and conflict settings. Case studies of education programs in challenging contexts were featured.