In order to enable implementing partners (IPs) to assess the presence and role of informal institutions in communities, Causal Design created a Qualitative Local Governance Module to assist USAID/BHA Resilience and Food Security activity (RFSA) IP Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) teams, and Title II food security program partners, to more effectively probe for informal institutions and local governance processes, whether at baseline or as part of routine monitoring. This module is designed to enable MEAL teams to identify influential and contextual factors that would otherwise go unobserved. By incorporating these observations into adaptive management processes, IPs can then deliver more effective food security programming. This report is accompanied by the Local Governance and Informal Institutions Qualitative Monitoring Module – Brief.
This report was made possible by a grant from the Implementer-Led Design, Evidence, Analysis and Learning (IDEAL) Activity. The IDEAL Small Grants Program is made possible by the generous support and contribution of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).