With more than 40 years of experience in international development, Chemonics knows how to adapt to change and strategically apply lessons learned across projects around the globe. At the core of that expertise is our our dedication to monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL). We not only apply industry best practices for MEL in our existing work, but we ensure we are funneling that data into the way we design and implement future projects. In addition to drawing from innovative technologies and methodologies, we empower local staff, stakeholders, and partners to use quality data to drive meaningful change.
Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning.
Creating Opportunities for Youth in Agriculture
Uganda, which has the second-youngest population in the world, is creating economic opportunities for youth in the agriculture sector.
Advocating for a Vocal Civil Society in Nigeria
Nigerian citizens need more tools and resources to learn how to productively contribute to reform at the local, state, and national levels.
The “Do You Believe Me?” Test for Choosing Indicators
Most development practitioners know what an indicator is. It measures a particular characteristic or dimension of strategy-, project-, or activity-level results. It is meant to tell you (i.e. indicate), how far or close you are to your identified result. For example, if you are trying to lose weight, your indicator is your daily weight according…
Theory of Change: It’s Easier Than You Think
Imagine you are chronically late to work. If your goal is to get to work on time, you may have identified multiple reasons for being late. If you only consider one of these reasons and don’t identify root causes, which are simply other reasons for your lateness, you will continue to be late. One reason…
Beyond Indicators: Why We Need Qualitative Monitoring
This week at the American Evaluation Association’s 2015 Conference, Chemonics presents findings from several of our recent projects, including Zambia Communications Support for Health (CSH), Palestinian Authority Capacity Enhancement (PACE), and Philippines Private Sector Mobilization for Family Health (PRISM) 2. These presentations represent how critical evaluation is to gathering the needed evidence to demonstrate the…