MEL in Adaptive Programming: Expanding the State of the Art
The Asia Foundation’s Philippines office, with the support from the Australian Embassy, recently hosted a two-day Practitioners Forum on Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) in adaptive programming. The forum served as a platform for exchange, collaboration, and network-building to more than 50 MEL specialists from around the world. This report summarizes the reflections, challenges, and solutions in doing MEL in adaptive programming.
Presentations at the event:
- Stewart Norup – Questions not Indicators
- Speer Tolavata – MEL for Local Solutions in Papua New Guinea
- Savanthi Karunasundera – Sri Lanka Subnational Governance Program
- Rene Sanapo – Gathering Information for an Evolving Program
- Rebecca McLaren – Knowledge Sector Initiative
- Rasita Purba – Claiming contribution
- Nassreena Baddiri – Nimble RCTs
- Michael Canares – Data and Digital in Adaptive Programming and MEL
- Laurent de Schoutheete – How to best feed learning back into programs?
- Jane Sail – Strategy Testing in TAF Myanmar Programming
- Hamish Nixon – Theories of Change for Adaptation and Scale
- Jaime Faustino – MEL Tools and Challenges
- Chris Roche – Evaluation and Transformation
- Damien Sweeney – How to connect M&E systems and decision-making?
- Felicity Pascoe – Adaptive Programming and MEL in KOMPAK
- Ben Tan – Prioritizing the Learning Agenda—the CART Principles
- Ben French – Theories of Change; Theories of People
- Arnaldo Pellini – Research Policy in Development
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