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Monitoring is the ongoing and systematic tracking of data or information relevant to USAID strategies, projects and activities. The analysis of monitoring data informs efforts to manage adaptively and promote accountability.

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How-To Note: Prepare and Maintain a Performance Management Plan (PMP)

03-21-2017 | By USAID LEARN
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How-To Note: Project Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan

06-28-2017 | By USAID PPL
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How-To Note: Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan

11-28-2016 | By USAID LEARN
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Selecting Performance Indicators

12-19-2017 | By USAID LEARN
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Standard Foreign Assistance Indicators

01-19-2018 | By Bureau for Policy
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Data Collection Methods and Tools for Performance Monitoring

Mar 15,2019
By: SLazich
This resource covers the basics of data collection for performance monitoring, including: primary and secondary types of data sources, common data collection methods, and the process of identifying appropriate data collection tools. The primary audience is USAID Program Officers, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialists, Technical...
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Realtime Data for Adaptive Management: BRAMA Belarus

Feb 05,2019
By: djacobstein
This resource provides an overview of complementary techniques used to scan and understand the environment in the BRAMA Belarus program. BRAMA employs a comprehensive “environmental scanning” methodology that is comprised of a set of analytical tools to glean real-time data from a variety of sources that influences project decision ma...
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Developmental Evaluation: A Practical Approach to CLA Implementation

Dec 06,2018
By: Shannon Griswold
How can Developmental Evaluations support Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) in our work? This short briefer illustrates the ways and means Developmental Evaluations can support CLA.
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Building Resiliency in Northern Ghana through Collaborative Project Adjustments

Nov 12,2018
By: Bethany Davidson
The Resiliency in Northern Ghana (RING) program is a five-year, $60 million, Feed the Future program that seeks to reduce household poverty and malnutrition in 17 districts in Northern Ghana. The program delivers a variety of activities through local District Assemblies in the following technical areas: agriculture, livelihoods, nutrition...
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Three Solutions for Getting Teams to Actually Use their Data

Nov 05,2018
By: Kat Haugh
There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that people struggle to actually use data and evidence to inform their decisions. While there are a number of reasons for this, one of the main reasons is that teams and organizations often fail to internalize the data and evidence they have. If people don’t interpret or reflect upon their ...
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PMPS, Project MEL Plans, and Activity MEL Plans

Oct 26,2018
By: SLazich
This document supplements ADS 201 by answering frequently asked questions about the relationships between Performance Management Plans (PMP), Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Plans, and Activity MEL Plans. This is not intended to be a guide to each of these plans, but a summary of what distinguishes these plans from each ...
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The Use of Political Economy Analysis in Health System Strengthening

Oct 02,2018
By: Carmen Lane and Daniel Martinko
There is a growing recognition that political economy analysis (PEA) is an essential aspect of external donor assistance to complex health reform processes. USAID’s Vision for Health Systems Strengthening (2015–2019), for example, recognizes that “broad political economy issues often drive health systems organization, priorities, an...
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Partnership for the Conservation of Amazon Biodiversity, Indicators FAQ

Sep 10,2018
By: Amy E Daniels
USAID/Brazil supports the Partnership for the Conservation of Amazon Biodiversity (PCAB) as its flagship program in close collaboration with the Government of Brazil, the U.S. Forest Service and a host of Brazilian implementing partners.  The program is monitored through six USAID Standard Biodiversity Indicators and ten custom indic...
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Collaborating to Build Local Government Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity in Peru

Aug 17,2018
By: Miriam Choy
USAID’s evaluation policy and the integration of aid effectiveness principles in our work created an important impetus for USAID/Peru to incorporate Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) capacity building as a specific focus of our assistance. As we increasingly worked directly with local partners, it became clear that they needed to im...
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