Talking MEL at ICT4D 2017

Join me next week at the ICT4D Conference to talk tech for smarter monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL). I’ll be talking about Development Gateway’s latest tool, AdaptMIS -- and how we are implementing the platform for the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI).

Much time and effort goes into collecting indicator data to monitor and evaluate development programming. However, much of this assessment and learning takes place after a project is already completed -- and lives in PDF reports and logframes.

The urgency of the 2030 Agenda demands a more adaptive and agile approach MEL -- and the right tools and technologies can help. In particular, this session will cover:

  • How Digital Development Principles shaped the design of a lightweight, modular system that facilitates learning, improves decision-making processes, and enhances programming effectiveness

  • How bringing together GIS, visualizations, and results data can support adaptive, real-time management of innovative programming

  • The importance of the constituent feedback loop during platform development -- and in platform M&E functions

Funded by The MasterCard Foundation (MCF), and implemented in partnership with Social Impact, the AdaptMIS platform will facilitate learning, improve decision-making processes, and enhance the effectiveness of YALI programming.

See you in Hyderbad?

Image: 2017 ICT4D Conference