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Tuesday, May 16 • 11:45 - 12:25
YALI and MEL: An open source approach to adaptive management LIMITED

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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 to monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) -- and the right tools and technologies can help.

In this presentation, DG will share good practices and lessons learned when applying AdaptMIS -- DG's flexible, scalable MEL platform -- for the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI). In particular, we 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

About the case study: The Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) is investing in the next generation of African leaders by connecting young African leaders with one another and committing substantial US-based resources to enhance their leadership skills and bolster entrepreneurship. Funded by The MasterCard Foundation (MCF), and implemented in partnership with Social Impact (SI), the AdaptMIS platform will facilitate learning, improve decision-making processes, and enhance the effectiveness of YALI programming.

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Paige Kirby

Senior Policy Advisor, Development Gateway
Paige drives innovation work around the SDGs, leads strategic communications, and supports partnership development at Development Gateway. She works with development organizations and country governments to support the use of data and technology in decision-making. Paige has supported... Read More →

Tuesday May 16, 2017 11:45 - 12:25 IST