The conference brought together USAID Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) professionals under one roof, and provided a platform for learning, collaborating, and networking. Participants had the chance to contribute their expertise through a host of interactive discussion panels, seminars, and working sessions.
USAID/Jordan and the Monitoring and Evaluation Support Project (MESP) conducted the 2017 MEL Conference that took place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Amman on May 8-9, 2017
The MEL Conference hosted an Expo on the first day to showcase several of USAID/Jordan Activities’ distinguished work.
The Agenda from USAID/Jordan MEL Conference 2017
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Collaborating, learning, and adapting have always been part of USAID’s work, and USAID missions and implementing partners are already practicing CLA in some way. The inclusion of Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) in the Program Cycle makes these efforts more systematic, intentional and resourced as a way to improve development effectiveness. During this session, participants will be introduced to the CLA Framework and hear a case of CLA in action. They will discuss and share with one another their own examples of CLA practices and approaches.
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CLA Builds upon and reinforce existing processes and practices ,approach collaboration and coordination strategically
,value and use all forms of knowledge, and document, disseminate, and use knowledge and learning to help spread effective practices
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Impact evaluations are those that measure the change in a development outcome that is attributable to a defined intervention. Impact evaluations are based on models of cause and effect and require a credible and rigorously defined counterfactual to control for factors other than the intervention that might account for the observed change
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Fundamental Requirements for an effective M and E GIS
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Identification about the roles in M and E and the performance management
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New Technologies In Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning
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Identify knowledge management and the knowledge cycle,exploring examples of KM activities, tools, processes, and resources and introduction to the USAID/Jordan Development Knowledge Management Portal
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The aim is to determine the relevance and fulfillment of objectives, development efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability.
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In 2011, USAID released its Evaluation Policy, which set ambitious standards for high quality, relevant and transparent evaluations to demonstrate results, generate evidence to inform decisions, promote learning and ensure accountability. This policy not only reflects the Agency’s commitment to conducting evaluations to support its program management processes, but it also holds Agency staff and partners responsible for enhancing the quality and utilization of the evaluations they undertake.
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Evaluation is an applied inquiry process for collecting and synthesizing evidence that culminates in conclusion about the state of affairs,value,merit,worth, significance or quality of program,product,person,policy or plan.Coclusions made in evaluations encompass both an empirical aspect (that something is the case) and a normative aspect (judgement about the value of something).It is the value feature that distinguishes evaluation from other type of inquiry, such as basic science research,clinical epidemiology or publci polling
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Gender must be addressed in ongoing monitoring and in evaluations for the same reasons we address other issues:
in assessing whether an activity is achieving its objectives, we can consider what has been accomplished and what can
be learned and fed back into further efforts. Gender is a cross-cutting issue within the development policies of most international donors and national governments. If gender impacts are not evaluated, they are unlikely to be given any attention.
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This tool kit aims to assist development practitioners to ensure that gender perspectives are incorporated
into development initiatives, and to monitor and evaluate gender equality results. It presents a menu of
gender equality outcomes, results, and indicators that may be selected or adapted by users.While the tool kit focuses primarily on the sectors and strategic priorities of the Asian Development Bank
(ADB) and Australia’s aid program, it is designed for a wider audience of development policy makers,
planners, implementers, and evaluators. The tool kit will assist specialists in particular sectors to identify
gender equality results and indicators; it may also be used by gender specialists who work across a range
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This report aims to provide a practical tool that can be used to integrate a gender approach into
existing monitoring and evaluation mechanisms. This paper first defines M&E, goes on to look
at how indicators can be made gender-sensitive, who should be involved in this process, and
when during the project cycle.
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A Gender Sensitive Monitoring and Evaluation System, helps in the identification of factors that
affect the lives of women and men; influencing their roles in society and the balance of power in
their relationships. It will therefore point to their differing needs; their structural and biological
constraints; and opportunities; as well as the differential outcomes and the impacts that these
differences contribute to life experiences in specific areas. The examples to be used in
elaborating the guidelines focus on adolescent girls in specific programme areas, namely,
maternal mortality, HIV/AIDS and violence.
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USAID/Jordan 2017 MEL Conference Video
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