Learning Activities Grid
This resource has been updated. Please see Different Ways to Answer Learning Questions for the updated version.
The engagement grid below outlines a variety of approaches to conducting learning activities to help answer learning questions. Often, we rely on approaches that we have used in the past without pausing to reflect on whether those approaches are the best fit given our learning questions. This grid is intended for use by USAID and implementing partner staff when developing or reviewing learning activities during monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) planning processes (i.e., USAID Performance Monitoring Plan and Project MEL plan development or implementing partner Activity MEL plan development). You can use this grid as a reference for the variety of learning activities that could be appropriate depending on your specific learning questions, context, and constraints.