• introduction

       MEAL, which stands for Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning, is like the project's compass. 

    It helps teams stay on track by keeping an eye on progress (Monitoring), figuring out what's working and what's not (Evaluation), being accountable to everyone involved (Accountability), and learning from it all to do even better next time (Learning). 

    It's the toolkit for success in projects and programs, ensuring they're effective, transparent, and always improving.

    • courses

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      This course builds the capacity of development and humanitarian professionals in the area of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL). Learners will increase their understanding of MEAL, test their new knowledge through case-based scenarios, and enhance their ability to track the progress and impact of their projects.

       The module introduces each component of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning, its purpose, and its benefits.

      The module explores the purpose of these Logic Models: Theory of Change, the Results Framework, and the Logical Framework

      The module explores monitoring and evaluation planning tools that can be used to create and implement a strong project MEAL system.

      The module focuses on the different types of evaluation and the principles that guide the overall evaluation planning process.

      The module explores what accounta-bility and Learning mean and their benefits in a development or humanitarian context.

      The module will take a look into data quality standards, how information can be communicated and best practices for storing and disposing of data.

      The module explores the purpose and practice of using MEAL data in supporting adaptive management.

      This scenario-based module is designed to test your understanding of MEAL and your ability to apply your knowledge in emergencies

      • Resources

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        Download the MEAL DPro Guide at no cost in 5 languages.

        A comprehensive, practical guide for people doing relief and development work by Terarfund.

        This toolkit is a concise guide to monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL), intended specifically for use by small NGOs from INTRAC/UKaid.

        • outcome mapping and harvesting

          SMC advocates for an actor-focused approach, building upon its human rights-based perspective centered on the relationships between rights-holders and duty-bearers. This approach prioritises individuals and organisations in program design, monitoring, and evaluation. 

          Actor-focused methods address complexity by analyzing the roles of various actors and considering their diverse perspectives. The emphasis lies in understanding how different actors must behave and interact to achieve the desired change, forming an actor-focused theory of change that defines outcomes as behavioral changes in social actors.