All posts tagged with "Monitoring"
The ongoing and systematic tracking of data or information relevant to USAID strategies, projects, and activities.
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... read more
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... read more
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... read more
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... read more
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... read more
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... read more
Tips on Learning from Context Formal and Informal Approaches to Understanding the Local Political Economy
Successfully adapting your programmatic efforts and policy engagement to the context depends on maintaining your understanding of that context. Given this, continuous learning and feedback loops--not only about your programming, but also about the environment you are... read more
Thinking and Working Politically (TWP) through Applied Political Economy Analysis (PEA): Core Resource Documents
Thinking and Working Politically: A Guide for Practitioners provides an overview of the process and methodology for applied PEA in use within USAID, and guidance on how PEA can support a broader effort around politically-informed programming. This group of... read more
In its efforts to advance understandings of how to measure the effects and effectiveness of collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) on development results, the CLAIM Learning Network has identified a number of learning questions around assessing CLA’s 'plausible... read more
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Evidence-based decision-making is a powerful tool for transforming USAID from the Inside Out. In this episode, we’ll talk about where we see this happening in other industries, and why it can be challenging at USAID. We will also discuss two examples of innovative learning... read more