News Articles by USAID/Jordan Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Activity (MELA)

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All News articles for the USAID Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity

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News article: Building MEL Capacity for the Ministry of Education

The USAID Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Activity held a series of capacity building and gender integration sessions for staff at the Ministry of Education, which concluded with their development of a MEL plan. This training provided ministry staff with tools to monitor the new USAID Partnerships for Education award, which aims to improve access to and quality of education from kindergarten to tenth grade in Jordanian public schools and strengthening systems at the ministry, directorates and public schools. Developing the Ministry’s MEL plan is part of the Partner Government Systems Agreement between USAID and the Government of Jordan.
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News article: Building MEL Capacity for the National Aid Fund

The USAID Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Activity held a series of capacity building and gender integration sessions for a group of the National Aid Fund (NAF) staff, which concluded with the development of a MEL plan. This training provided NAF staff with tools to monitor the new USAID Partnerships for National Aid award, which aims to improve and expand social assistance programs and enhance the Fund's ability to respond to emergencies, including COVID-19. Developing the National Aid Fund’s MEL plan is part of the Partner Government Systems Agreement between USAID and the Government of Jordan.
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News article: Building MEL Capacity for the Ministry of Youth

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Activity held a series of capacity building sessions for staff at the Ministry of Youth which concluded with developing a full pledged MEL Plan. This training provided Ministry staff with tools to monitor the new USAID Partnerships for Youth award that aims at expanding opportunities for Jordan's youth. Developing the Ministry’s MEL Plan is part of the Partner Government Systems Agreement between USAID and the Government of Jordan
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News article: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity plans to launch Rapid Procurement Mechanism

The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity was awarded in February 2020 with its first purpose to support USAID in monitoring and evaluating its activities in Jordan to achieve their intended results. The second purpose is to create a robust Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning ecosystem in Jordan by building the capacity of local organizations to provide M&E services for USAID and other donors
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News article: Integrating Gender in the Ministry of Youth's Activity MEL Plan

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Activity held a gender integration session as part of the MEL capacity building sessions aimed to train staff at the Ministry of Youth on how to develop a MEL Plan. Developing the Ministry’s MEL Plan for the Partner Government Systems Agreement between USAID and the Government of Jordan.
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News article: Local MEL Organizations Join USAID’s Accelerator Program

On November 3rd, the USAID Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity held a virtual meeting to announce the selection of 12 Jordanian organizations to join the Activity’s Accelerator Program! These organizations applied to have the opportunity to provide USAID Jordan and its partners with a wide spectrum of MEL services. At the same time, these organizations will receive technical and institutional support from the USAID Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity. These Local MEL Organizations (LMOs) will build their network and connect with each other through the MEL Community of Practice.
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News article: Developing Activity MEL Plans Training for the USAID Mission and Implementing Partners

The USAID Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity developed and delivered a two-day Activity MEL Plan virtual training on April 5 and 6. A total of 20 participants attended the training, including implementing partners (MEL Specialists and technical staff) and Mission staff.
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News article: Assessing Potential Economic and Governance Benefits of Street Naming and Building Numbering

The USAID Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Activity conducted an assessment for Street Naming and Building Numbering Initiative (SNBN) implemented by USAID CITIES Activity between August and December 2020 using a mixed method approach, utilizing qualitative and quantitative data from primary and secondary sources. The Assessment intends to explore the potential economic and governance benefits of the initiative.
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News article: Evaluating Fiscal Reform and Public Financial Management Activity

The USAID Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity conducted a two-phase external evaluation and assessment of the USAID-funded Fiscal Reform and Public Financial Management Project from June to November 2020. The evaluation and assessment used a mixed-method approach of desk reviews, field interviews, and focus group discussions with key stakeholders to assess the project’s sustainability, effectiveness, and its ability to address government priorities. The evaluation team also identified challenges, lessons learned, and recommendations for future interventions.
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News article_12 Local MEL Organizations attended Org Capacity Assessment & MEL Capacity Assessment Orientation Session

The USAID Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Activity implemented an introductory session to 12 local Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) organizations who were ranked Tier 1 and Tier 2 within the Activity’s Accelerator Program. The session aimed to encourage these organizations to self-assess their organizational and MEL technical capacities. Through this assessment, the USAID Activity will be able to understand the organizational and MEL technical capacity of the participated organizations in several areas including: Governance and Legal Structure, Financial Management and Internal Control Systems, MEL Human Resources, MEL Technical Resources, and MEL Reporting.
Other      Added July 6th, 2021 09:24

News article_Local organizations have the opportunity to work on USAID MEL tasks while building their tech and org capacity

USAID's Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Activity launched its first Bidders’ Conference on August 24 with 50 local monitoring and evaluation for-profit firms, non-governmental organizations, and academics joining the conference virtually
Other      Added July 6th, 2021 08:33

News article_Integrating Gender in Ministry of Youth MEL Plan

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Activity held a gender integration session as part of the MEL capacity building sessions aimed to train staff at the Ministry of Youth on how to develop a MEL Plan. Developing the Ministry’s MEL Plan for the Partner Government Systems Agreement between USAID and the Government of Jordan
Other      Added July 6th, 2021 08:38