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Monitoring is the ongoing and systematic tracking of data and information to inform adaptive management and promote accountability.

Monitoring to Assess and Adapt

Monitoring at USAID is used to determine whether USAID programming is accomplishing what it’s meant to achieve, what effects that programming is having, and how to adapt to changing environments. Monitoring is critical to USAID and plays a role throughout the Program Cycle. Monitoring approaches, such as performance monitoring and context monitoring, provide data to assess, learn, and adapt. Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) and evaluation are often integrated into and informed by monitoring practices.

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Adapting Monitoring During COVID-19

A USAID forum for sharing tools, approaches and lessons for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) during the global pandemic.

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Community-Contributed Monitoring Resources

View a selection of monitoring resources from USAID, partners, and the development community.