Additional Help: Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan Template

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Date Published:
June 13, 2019
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This content is currently under revision to align with the recently updated ADS 201.

For guidance and support associated with revisions to ADS 201, please see the Program Cycle overview page.

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: Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan provides an overview of what is typically included in an Activity MEL Plan and outlines practical steps for developing, reviewing, and maintaining one. This template (both Microsoft Word and PDF formats) provides a suggested outline and basic guidance for the development of an Activity MEL Plan by a USAID implementing partner.

It is intended primarily for use by implementing partners who typically draft the Activity MEL Plan, as well as for CORs/AORs/GATRs who collaborate on the development of the plan, review the proposed plan, and approve and manage the Activity MEL Plan.