Evaluation & Learning


Devex Interviews Asia Foundation M&E Expert Natasha Beale

May 21, 2019

Media Coverage Post

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 much more… Read more


MEL in Adaptive Programming: Expanding the State of the Art

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


How Do You Make Aid Programs Truly Adaptive?

August 10, 2016

Blog Post

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


Paper Heralds Era of a Politically Informed Approach to International Development

October 21, 2015

Blog Post

“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.


The Asia Foundation Releases New Paper on Innovative Monitoring Approach to Development Assistance

October 15, 2015

News Post

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


Rethinking Results Monitoring in Conflict Areas

September 19, 2012

Blog Post

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.