Practical Insights on Monitoring and Evaluation

The Surprising Challenge to Remote Training Success in DRC

The Surprising Challenge to Remote Training Success in DRC

Published on: Mar 03 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
When Pierre Akilimali was asked to hold a remote training for his Kinshasa- and Kongo Central-based resident enumerators in April 2020, he was rightly skeptical....
USAID Guide: How to Evaluate Distance Learning in COVID-19 Response

USAID Guide: How to Evaluate Distance Learning in COVID-19 Response

Published on: Feb 24 2021 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
As countries around the world have closed learning institutions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, teaching and learning have pivoted from in-person instruction...
6 Takeaways From COVID-19 Remote Data Collection in Rural DRC

6 Takeaways From COVID-19 Remote Data Collection in Rural DRC

Published on: Feb 11 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Helping USAID ensure accountability and results through monitoring, evaluation, and learning (ME&L) presented a multitude of challenges this year. The COVID-19...
5 Steps for Measuring the Benefits and Risks of Stakeholder Data

5 Steps for Measuring the Benefits and Risks of Stakeholder Data

Published on: Jan 21 2021 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 Steps for Measuring the Benefits and Risks of Stakeholder Data
We all live in a world where we need to have good quality data, quickly and (ideally) inexpensively, for better decision making. And to share that with partners...
New Toolkit: 5 Methods to Value ICT4D Project Impact for Donors and Government

New Toolkit: 5 Methods to Value ICT4D Project Impact for Donors and Government

Published on: Jan 08 2021 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on New Toolkit: 5 Methods to Value ICT4D Project Impact for Donors and Government
There is a growing demand from donors, implementers, and governments to apply valuing impact approaches to ICT investments. Decision makers want to understand the...
Apply Now: $100,000 for Improving Your Constituent Feedback Solution

Apply Now: $100,000 for Improving Your Constituent Feedback Solution

Published on: Nov 09 2020 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
In countries all over the world, new digital tools are being created to help nonprofits, governments and donors listen to the people they seek to serve in new ways....
Big Data Opportunities for MERL Tech Solutions

Big Data Opportunities for MERL Tech Solutions

Published on: Aug 06 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Big Data Opportunities for MERL Tech Solutions
Big data is a big topic in other sectors but its application within monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is limited, with most reports focusing more on its potential...
How Can We Use Emerging Data Technologies for MERL Tech?

How Can We Use Emerging Data Technologies for MERL Tech?

Published on: Jul 30 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Can We Use Emerging Data Technologies for MERL Tech?
A new wave of technologies and approaches has the potential to influence how monitoring, evaluation, research and learning (MERL) practitioners do their work....
Lessons Learned Measuring, Evaluating, and Learning with Big Data

Lessons Learned Measuring, Evaluating, and Learning with Big Data

Published on: Jul 09 2020 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
The world today is more connected, interdependent, and data-rich than at any time in human history. Yet we increasingly see populations divided into those who benefit...
New USAID Guide: Remote Monitoring Processes for COVID-19 Response

New USAID Guide: Remote Monitoring Processes for COVID-19 Response

Published on: Jun 24 2020 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
In the current operating environment, USAID and implementing partners face new challenges in deploying programs, monitoring progress, collecting data, and tracking...