ME&A | Bangladesh Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (BMEL) Activity
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Bangladesh Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (BMEL) Activity

Project Snapshot

CLIENT: U.S. Agency for International Development Mission to Bangladesh

COUNTRY: Bangladesh

PRACTICE AREA: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

SUBCONTRACTOR: Social Impact

TIME PERIOD: 2018 to 2023

ME&A conducts evaluations and assessments in more than 50 countries

Overview

The Bangladesh Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (BMEL) Activity enables the USAID Mission in Bangladesh to use evidence-based performance information more effectively in programmatic decision-making to achieve better development results.

Activities

BMEL, awarded in November 2018 and run from a project office in Dhaka, is comprised of three components:

  • Monitoring of technical services to strengthen evidence-based decision-making for project design and implementation of development programming. Besides field-based data collection, verification, and data quality assessments, this component includes short-term advisory assistance to support Mission-wide strategic planning and alignment efforts, advisory support in the refinement of USAID/Bangladesh strategy documents, and assistance with activity and sector-level indicators.
  • Evaluation of technical services, such as mid-term and final performance evaluations, impact evaluations, geographic and sectoral assessments, activity-specific assessments and verifications, sectoral surveys, and indicator baseline analyses.
  • Learning and adaptive management services aimed at mainstreaming learning, adaptation, and knowledge management within USAID/Bangladesh throughout the activity/project cycle. This component additionally focuses on capacity-building activities bolstering the monitoring, evaluation, and learning technical capacity for USAID/Bangladesh staff, implementing partners, collaborating organizations, and Government of Bangladesh counterparts.

These components run across the USAID/Bangladesh portfolio, which focuses on assisting Bangladesh in becoming a knowledge-based, healthy, food secure, and climate resilient middle-income democracy.

Funding

BMEL is a $9.4 million, five-year contract. USAID/Bangladesh awarded BMEL to ME&A under the U.S. General Services Administration Federal Supply Schedule 874, Professional Services Schedule (PSS/MOBIS).