Practical Insights on Monitoring and Evaluation

Please RSVP Now for MERL Tech 2016 and Submit Your Session Ideas

Please RSVP Now for MERL Tech 2016 and Submit Your Session Ideas

Published on: Jul 12 2016 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Please RSVP Now for MERL Tech 2016 and Submit Your Session Ideas
The use of technology for monitoring, evaluation research and learning (MERL) has become increasingly sophisticated and more openly accepted in the international...
The Ongoing Challenge of Protecting Privacy in Digital Development

The Ongoing Challenge of Protecting Privacy in Digital Development

Published on: Apr 18 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on The Ongoing Challenge of Protecting Privacy in Digital Development
As digital is increasingly integrated into development, privacy protection will become more critical (and more complex), especially for individuals with greater...
5 Insights from MERL Tech

5 Insights from MERL Tech

Published on: Jan 18 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 Insights from MERL Tech
Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in the 2015 MERL Tech conference that brought together over 260 people from 157 different organizations. I joined...
The Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs of Choosing an M&E Platform

The Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs of Choosing an M&E Platform

Published on: Jan 11 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
At the recent MERL Tech conference, Tania Lee (Caktus Group), Tom Walker (Engine Room), Laura Walker McDonald (SIMLab), and Lynnae Day (Oxfam America) led a session...
Do ICTs Make Evaluation More Inclusive Or More Extractive?

Do ICTs Make Evaluation More Inclusive Or More Extractive?

Published on: Jan 04 2016 by Linda Raftree - 1 Comment
ICTs can help make evaluation more inclusive, yet they also bring new challenges and new kinds of inequities and exclusion that we need to be aware of and solve...
Can Monitoring Drive a MERL-Led Future?

Can Monitoring Drive a MERL-Led Future?

Published on: Dec 25 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Can Monitoring Drive a MERL-Led Future?
Angus Deaton, the economist and noted aid critic, was recently awarded the Nobel Prize in economics. In a speech following the award, AFP News reported that Deaton...
Why Do Evaluations of eHealth Programs Fail?

Why Do Evaluations of eHealth Programs Fail?

Published on: Dec 09 2015 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Much has been written about why electronic health (eHealth) initiatives fail. Less attention has been paid to why evaluations of such initiatives fail to deliver...
How Can We Integrate M&E Across Sectors?

How Can We Integrate M&E Across Sectors?

Published on: Nov 30 2015 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
I was very excited to attend the MERL Tech Conference. I’m from Egypt and currently work at UNICEF, and one of our biggest challenges with development programs...
Sensors for MERL: What Works? What Does Not? What Have We Learned?

Sensors for MERL: What Works? What Does Not? What Have We Learned?

Published on: Nov 23 2015 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Sensors promise rapid insights into development programs. Exciting and quickly evolving technologies are expanding the range of what can be measured, while the...
What’s Your ICT4D Cyber Threat Model?

What’s Your ICT4D Cyber Threat Model?

Published on: Nov 18 2015 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Threat models can make ICT4D more secure and safe to use. In computer science, “threat modeling” is the approach of playing through attacks and hacks ahead...