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Monitoring is the ongoing and systematic tracking of data or information relevant to USAID strategies, projects and activities. The analysis of monitoring data informs efforts to manage adaptively and promote accountability.

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How-To Note: Prepare and Maintain a Performance Management Plan (PMP)

03-21-2017 | By USAID LEARN
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How-To Note: Project Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan

06-28-2017 | By USAID PPL
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How-To Note: Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan

11-28-2016 | By USAID LEARN
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Selecting Performance Indicators

12-19-2017 | By USAID LEARN
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Standard Foreign Assistance Indicators

01-19-2018 | By Bureau for Policy
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Intro to Applied Political Economy Analysis for Somalia Access to Justice

May 28,2019
By: djacobstein
This short introduction to an applied political economy analysis is from the Somalia Expanding Access to Justice program, implemented by Freedom House in consortia with Pact. This introduction is worth sharing because it lays out the framing of the PEA to explicitly connect it to how it will be used, and updated, over the course of progra...
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Burma Analytical Services Solicitation

May 28,2019
By: djacobstein
This solicitation for analytical activities in Burma provides a good model for a targeted investment in context understanding, including through use of political economy analysis. The solicitation asks for a diverse set of analytic skills and capacities in order to have a periodic context monitoring and targeted special reports, and inclu...
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Webinar: How to Monitor Performance Based on a Theory of Change

Apr 30,2019
By: Jerome Gallagher
This webinar is an introduction to performance monitoring at the activity level. It explains some key concepts in performance monitoring and demonstrates how one develops a performance motioning plan based on a project or activity theory of change and its associated logic model. COR/AORs and MEL specialists and anyone else who is wonderin...
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Data Collection Methods and Tools for Performance Monitoring

Mar 15,2019
By: SLazich
This resource covers the basics of data collection for performance monitoring, including: primary and secondary types of data sources, common data collection methods, and the process of identifying appropriate data collection tools. The primary audience is USAID Program Officers, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialists, Technical...
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Realtime Data for Adaptive Management: BRAMA Belarus

Feb 05,2019
By: djacobstein
This resource provides an overview of complementary techniques used to scan and understand the environment in the BRAMA Belarus program. BRAMA employs a comprehensive “environmental scanning” methodology that is comprised of a set of analytical tools to glean real-time data from a variety of sources that influences project decision ma...
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Developmental Evaluation: A Practical Approach to CLA Implementation

Dec 06,2018
By: Shannon Griswold
How can Developmental Evaluations support Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) in our work? This short briefer illustrates the ways and means Developmental Evaluations can support CLA.
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Building Resiliency in Northern Ghana through Collaborative Project Adjustments

Nov 12,2018
By: Bethany Davidson
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 the following technical areas: agriculture, livelihoods, nutrition...
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Three Solutions for Getting Teams to Actually Use their Data

Nov 05,2018
By: Kat Haugh
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 evidence they have. If people don’t interpret or reflect upon their ...
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PMPS, Project MEL Plans, and Activity MEL Plans

Oct 26,2018
By: SLazich
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 plans, but a summary of what distinguishes these plans from each ...
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