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LEARN's Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) Plan


LEARN takes collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) seriously and operates from a core value of “walking the talk.” Meaning, we don’t promote what we ourselves won’t do, and we believe strongly that we have to apply the approaches and principles of CLA in our work in order to be effective.


Having a systematic, intentional, and resourced approach to monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) is essential for effective learning. And learning is essential for adapting / adaptive management. Put simply, this MERL plan is intended to support our ability to learn and adapt so we can be as effective as possible in supporting CLA integration within USAID and among its partners.