According to the USAID The Automated Directives System (ADS) MEL/CLA is an essential element that contributes to national resilience while ensuring accountability to key stakeholders and improving ongoing and future projects. P3 for Humanity can work with your mission and its implementing partners (IPs) to apply the USAID AIDS requirements and MEL guidance in the design, implementation, and utilization of MEL/CLA to provide you and your implementing partners with independent, relevant, reliable, and time-sensitive information that contributes to improved activity and project design, implementation, and evidence-based modifications in conflict and post-conflict, humanitarian and development settings.
Our team of local and international USAID MEL/CLA experts have worked with USAID missions, regional missions, and IPs on evaluations, third-party monitoring, CLA activities, mission, and IP capacity building, and the Organizational Capacity Development of local MEL organizations. P3 for Humanity can:
Support IPs develop their Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning Plan (AMELP) to ensure it is ADS compliant and aligns with the Mission’s CDCS data and reporting requirements.
Design, collect and report on third-party monitoring data to provide you with accurate, reliable, and timely data to understand the IP activity and mission project progress against mutually agreed upon results/targets so that the management and technical teams can make evidence-based decisions to improve the ongoing activities and projects.
Design, implement and report on utilization-focused and independent performance evaluations that are ADS compliant. We will conduct independent evaluations that examine project effectiveness and impact, provide evidence-based lessons learned and actionable recommendations to improve activity and project relevance to CDCS and national development goals and intended beneficiaries, management and efficiency, activity/project effectiveness, impact, and sustainability.
Build the MEL/CLA capacity of Mission staff and their IPs. We support USAID’s commitment to building MEL capacity of their staff and partners as part of local resiliency that fosters sustainable development. Every training P3 for Humanity conducts is be tailored to could include topics such as USAID Program Cycle; Performance Management, Theory of Change, and Results Framework/Logic Model; MEL design, implementation and management; and CLA. This fosters an institution’s learning culture, encourages evidence-based activity management and project design; building the knowledge and skills needed for activity monitoring, evaluation, data utilization, and CLA, and reporting.
Apply USAID’s Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) model and approach for sustainable performance improvement, and USAID regulatory and ADS compliance for MEL organizations. P3 for Humanity HICD experts will strengthen an organization’s practices with the aim of being able to accept a USAID MEL/CLA contract or grant. Based on a needs assessment that identifies an organization’s weaknesses we will strengthen a combination of MEL/CLA technical and programmatic management, quality assurance impact; human resources including gender and social inclusion; finance and budget compliance, transparent governance and clear policy framework, and transparent governance, and anti-trafficking, anti-violent extremism, anti-corruption.
USAID’s Program Cycle guidance (ADS 201.3.7) states that “strategic collaboration, continuous learning, and adaptive management link together all components of the Program Cycle.” P3 for Humanity can support missions and its partners to:
• Develop a CLA Plan based on CLA assessment that examines the needs of the mission, IPs, other partners, and stakeholders. The CLA will facilitate shared knowledge based on areas of mutual interests.
• Learn through systematic sharing of evidence from a variety of sources including activity data, local research, and practical experience of USAID, partners, and activity beneficiaries. And
• Apply learning to evidence-based decision-making linked to the Program Cycle.