Evaluation & Learning
May 21, 2019
Devex interviews The Asia Foundation’s Assistant Director of Evaluation and Learning Natasha Beale on how technology is transforming monitoring and evaluation. Technology is being used a lot more in M&E work, said Natasha Beale, assistant director of the monitoring and evaluation unit at The Asia Foundation. Traditionally, M&E was mu… Read more
October 29, 2018
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 repo… Read more
August 10, 2016
A swelling chorus of the development community has been advocating for more flexible and adaptive programming that can respond to the twists and turns of political reform processes. They argue that in order to achieve better aid outcomes, we need to do development differently. As part of this agenda, ODI and The Asia F… Read more
October 21, 2015
“Unless those with power use their influence to support reform, technical solutions by themselves rarely lead to meaningful change,” concludes The Asia Foundation’s just-released paper, Strategy Testing: An Innovative Approach to Monitoring Highly Flexible Aid Programs.
October 15, 2015
The Asia Foundation launched a paper today, entitled Strategy Testing: An Innovative Approach to Monitoring Highly Flexible Aid Programs with support from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Partnership (DFAT-TAF Partnership). This is the third paper in the Working Politically in Practice series. The international development com… Read more
October 15, 2015
The international development community has increasingly embraced the idea that finding durable solutions to complex development problems requires new ways of working that move beyond industry norms. This paper makes an important contribution to the current debate by outlining an innovative monitoring system called Strategy Testing (ST). This is th… Read more
September 19, 2012
Despite a major expansion of funding to the world’s most conflict affected areas over the past decade, many of these regions, including in Asia, remain afflicted by the same problems of poor governance, troubled state-society relations, and insecurity.