The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Unit is one of the critical components of the SIMLESA Program Management team. Before June 2015, when SIMLESA internalized the administration of MEL issues through the recruitment of a Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Specialist, ASARECA was responsible for SIMLESA monitoring and evaluation activities.
The recruitment of the MEL Specialist saw the generation of a comprehensive MEL Framework and the creation of an Indicator Tracking System feeding into a database. The MEL Unit has continued to keep track of program performance across the SIMLESA countries, updating indicators in the Indicator Tracking System as well as updating figures in the database.
There has been more participation in MEL activities at country level since the internalization of SIMLESA MEL which has witnessed capacity building at that level.
SIMLESA continued to perform a number of activities in CA-based sustainable intensification which the MEL desk has kept tracking overtime. Acknowledging that the program is less than two years before its conclusion, the MEL desk has now focused more to check the effects of these activities on the communities. The following are some of the outcomes which have been witnessed at country level:
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Dashboard
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Ethiopia – Monitoring Evaluation and Learning
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Sixth SIMLESA Annual Review and Planning Meeting 2016
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