Asia MEL Workshop

Asia Resilience Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Workshop 

The Asia Resilience Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Workshop, supported by the USAID Center for Resilience (C4R) through the Resilience Evaluation, Analysis and Learning (REAL) Award, was held in Bangkok, Thailand on July 11th to July 14th, 2017 to provide practical M&E training to participants and facilitate exchange of context-specific learning among USAID staff, implementing agencies and technical specialists in the field of resilience analysis, with a focus on the Asia region. Increasingly, practitioners and researchers recognize the need to better integrate resilience measurement and analysis with programs and policy decision making. This workshop contributed to global efforts to strengthen capacities to use resilience data to inform and improve programs and adaptively manage development and emergency activities.

The Asia Resilience Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Workshop is designed to:

• Provide brief review of/refresher on basic resilience measurement “boot camp” events held in Cambodia and Philippines;
• Review and discuss findings from recent resilience analysis of FFP programs;
• Review and discuss findings from recent analysis of resilience and poverty dynamics;
• Review ongoing learning from resilience measurement in urban contexts: what we know and what we need to know;
• Discuss opportunities for and means of informing policy and programming related to USAID’s Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) agenda for Asia;
• Identify and prioritize existing knowledge gaps and opportunities to address these gaps.

Agenda and Manuals Provided to participants included:

The workshop will be structured around a series of modules as follows: