A flexible approach to assessing grant initiatives or programs
Monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) frameworks provide tools to help grant makers evaluate and improve programs that include multiple grantees pursuing similar objectives through different means or contexts. Foundations, government agencies, and other grant makers can use MEL when they need a systematic way to monitor comprehensively, evaluate selectively, and learn continuously to support their programs or initiatives.
Setting up for continuous learning and improvement
MEL provides a way to comprehensively monitor and selectively evaluate projects and programs in a way that allows for continuous learning and improvement.
Monitoring comprehensively means paying attention to project objectives, theories of change, implementation plans, and key performance indicators to illuminate the successes and challenges grantees face, whether collectively or individually.
Evaluating selectively means taking a deeper analytic look at a subset of projects, chosen for using innovative strategies, achieving desired outcomes, or operating in a diverse set of contexts.
Learning continuously means having relevant, timely information as grant initiatives unfold and implementation improvements are still possible.
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