Key Steps for Effective MEAL

Key steps for effective MEL:

  1. Create theory of change:
  2. Develop a “living” log-frame.
  3. Allocate sufficient budget and staff resources for MEL.
  4. Review program logic at program kickoff.
  5. Develop a complete MEL plan / system.
  6. Incorporate M&E into program work plans.
  7. Collect baseline data.
  8. Establish accountability mechanism.
  9. Track activities and conduct routine monitoring.
  10. Conduct regular, participatory, reflection meetings.
  11. Document and share updates.
  12. Conduct a final evaluation.
  13. Document, Discuss and share lessons learned.