USAID El Salvador Mentoring Sessions Emphasize Importance of Adaptive Management
The importance of adaptive management to USAID-funded programs was emphasized at recent USAID/El Salvador Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Initiative (ME&L El Salvador) mentoring sessions.
The mentoring sessions, taking place Aug. 22 and Sept. 3, 2019, focused on:
- USAID ADS 201 Policy on USAID’s operational model for planning, delivering, assessing, and adapting development programming in a given region or country to advance U.S. foreign policy
- How program cycles are based on a country development cooperation strategy (CDCS) and regional development cooperation strategies (RDCSs) and the impact on evaluation and adaptation
- How program activities contribute to a USAID Mission’s strategic objectives and how to manage the contribution
- How to practice adaptive management in program activities
Mira Ibrisimovic, knowledge management specialist, conducted both sessions, which were designed to provide practical hands-on information participants could use on their jobs. The sessions averaged 14 participants from 13 USAID implementing partners.
USAID/El Salvador awarded ME&A the ME&L El Salvador task order in 2016 under the Policy, Planning and Learning-Learning, Evaluation and Research (PPL-LER) IDIQ Contract to provide evaluation, monitoring, and assessment services for USAID Missions and Offices worldwide.