USAID Implementing Partners in El Salvador Learn, Exchange, and Apply Knowledge
Bridging the gap between what monitoring and evaluation reports recommend and actual field practices continues to be a focus of training events the USAID/El Salvador Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Initiative (ME&L El Salvador) is conducting for USAID implementing partners (IPs) in El Salvador.
Last week ME&L El Salvador conducted a training session on “Principles and Evaluation Practices,” which 15 participants from 12 IPs attended. Topics included:
- How USAID conducts evaluations and the context of USAID evaluation policies
- How evaluation is integrated throughout the program cycle (when it is required or encouraged to plan, use, or report on evaluations)
- Phases of an individual evaluation
- Planning (from deciding to evaluate to obtaining an evaluation)
- How to manage an evaluation as well as share, inform, use, and learn from an evaluation
- How to use the results of an evaluation for decision making
Vanessa Pocasangre, evaluations and studies manager for ME&L El Salvador, conducted the training along with Mira Ibrisimovic, knowledge management specialist.
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.