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.
USAID Guidance on Monitoring
USAID provides guidance on monitoring practices in the policy related to the Agency’s Program Cycle and the Monitoring Toolkit.
The USAID Monitoring Toolkit curates the latest USAID Program Cycle guidance, tools, and templates for monitoring USAID strategies, projects, and activities.
Latest Monitoring Insights from the Community
Read insights on monitoring approaches from USAID and our community of partners.