USAID/El Salvador Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Project (MELI) – ME&A
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USAID/El Salvador Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Project (MELI)

Project Snapshot

CLIENT: U.S. Agency for International Development Mission to El Salvador

COUNTRY: El Salvador and occasionally, upon request, in Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua

PRACTICE AREAS: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning; Communications and Knowledge Management


TIME PERIOD: 2016 to 2022

Storymap charts MELI’s progression


ME&A implements the five-year Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MELI) initiative for the USAID Mission in El Salvador. ME&A’s team provides USAID/El Salvador and other missions in the region continued performance monitoring, verification, Geographic Information System (GIS) services, and evaluation support to measure program impact, results, and achievements. The ME&L El Salvador Chief of Party is Randal Joy Thompson, Ph.D.


MELI is made up of six components: Performance Monitoring; Performance and Impact Evaluations; GIS; Research, Assessments, and Data Analysis; Knowledge Management and Learning; and Training.

The project’s primary goal is to enhance the Mission’s monitoring, evaluation, and learning capability and to ensure empirical evidence for programming, learning, and adapting. ME&A also provides regular periodic reviews of specific activities, as requested by USAID/El Salvador, and as requested by other USAID Missions in the USAID/Central America and Mexico (CAM) regional program.

In addition, MELI can be used to contract individual or longitudinal studies, assessments, surveys, or other related services relevant to bilateral and regional programs.


USAID/El Salvador awarded this $19 million task order to ME&A 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.