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Monitoring

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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Theory of Change Review as an Adaptive Management Tool

Jul 10,2019
By: Nancy Peek
This blog was written by Nancy Peek, M&E Fellow, USAID/KEA/FFP and Laurie Starr, Strategic Learning Advisor, Save the ChildrenIntroductionAdaptive management is a key principle that supports ADS 201 and is described as a structured, iterative process for making decisions in “response to changes in context and new information…...
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Additional Help: Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan Template

Jun 13,2019
By: SLazich
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 ove...
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How-To Note: Planning and Conducting Site Visits

Jun 06,2019
By: Sharon Lazich
This How-To Note supplements USAID's Automated Directives System (ADS) 201.3.4.10. It lists Agency requirements for programmatic site visits, identifies practical steps and effective practices for planning and conducting a site visit, and recommends follow-up actions once a site visit has taken place. This How-To Note is intended as a res...
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Applications of Forest Monitoring Tools for Development Projects

May 28,2019
By: Lawrence Connell
Recommendations for multilateral funding agencies to increase the use of forest monitoring tools across development sectors, as a matter of policy and practice to meet sustainability goals.https://bankinformationcenter.org/en-us/update/forest-monitoring-what-can-world-bank--others-do/
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Intro to Applied Political Economy Analysis for Somalia Access to Justice

May 28,2019
By: djacobstein
This short introduction to an applied political economy analysis is from the Somalia Expanding Access to Justice program, implemented by Freedom House in consortia with Pact. This introduction is worth sharing because it lays out the framing of the PEA to explicitly connect it to how it will be used, and updated, over the course of progra...
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Burma Analytical Services Solicitation

May 28,2019
By: djacobstein
This solicitation for analytical activities in Burma provides a good model for a targeted investment in context understanding, including through use of political economy analysis. The solicitation asks for a diverse set of analytic skills and capacities in order to have a periodic context monitoring and targeted special reports, and inclu...
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Webinar: How to Monitor Performance Based on a Theory of Change

Apr 30,2019
By: Jerome Gallagher
This webinar is an introduction to performance monitoring at the activity level. It explains some key concepts in performance monitoring and demonstrates how one develops a performance motioning plan based on a project or activity theory of change and its associated logic model. COR/AORs and MEL specialists and anyone else who is wonderin...
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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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