Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning

At the heart of our work is a commitment to Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) — essential mechanisms for driving data-informed decision-making in public policy, social, and environmental programming.

We empower decision-makers with robust, data-driven insights to address real-world sustainability challenges. Through qualitative and quantitative research, our seasoned MERL experts offer evidence-based perspectives to strengthen programming and policy, enhancing the effectiveness of your initiatives. Our use of innovative technologies, including remote sensing, real-time analytics, GIS data collection, and mobile data platforms, enhances our research practices, offering cost-effective and tailored solutions. Our technical services and knowledge products, such as data visualizations, dashboards, and online learning tools, contribute to the creation of a sustainable society and planet.

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We Study

Our specialty is studying the implementation of international development and sustainability initiatives. Through advanced quantitative and qualitative methods, we dissect implementation complexities. We produce data-driven insights for decision-makers, highlighting effective strategies and pitfalls. Our research informs evidence-based policy and program decisions. Committed to continuous learning, our findings guide informed decisions, ensuring the planet’s sustainable future through proven methods.​

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We Tailor

Our expertise is in crafting solutions tailored to our clients’ programming needs, infused with diverse perspectives. We advocate for active stakeholder collaboration, utilizing advanced technologies like remote sensing, real-time analytics, and GIS data collection. Engaging stakeholders and promoting knowledge sharing bolsters our monitoring, ensuring precise and timely data for understanding sustainability challenges. Our commitment to continuous learning and collaboration merges technology and shared insights to foster sustainability and make a significant impact.​

We Enable

Our adaptive strategy prioritizes real-time, data-driven solutions. We design advanced digital tools for precise data collection and adaptive management. Merging MERL experts, researchers, and developers, we tackle sustainability challenges head-on. Our methods provide instant insights, promoting rapid decision-making. By boosting accuracy, we empower clients to swiftly adapt to trends. 

Results. Evidence. Impact.

Join I4DI in our journey towards a planet where everything living thing has an opportunity to thrive. Engage with our team and discuss our unique approach to MERL, our related technology products and services, and our desire to bring the best available evidence to decision makers. Connect with us and be a part of our global impact!

MERL Services

At the heart of our MERL Advisory Services, we offer a holistic suite of solutions tailored to drive evidence-based decision-making and continuous learning for organizations. From bespoke MEL platform design and strategic planning to advanced monitoring, evaluation, and knowledge management, our expertise ensures that organizations are equipped to navigate the complexities of modern program management.

MERL Advisory Services

We champion evidence-based decision-making and continuous improvement. Our MERL advisory services offer an array of solutions that are integral to enhancing your organization’s capacity to track progress, evaluate performance, and adapt to changes. From designing and maintaining MEL platforms to strategic planning and Theory of Change development, we ensure your work aligns with your desired impact, enabling you to make data-driven decisions.

MERL Advisory Services

MERL Technology Enabled Products

Harnessing the power of data visualization, digital tools, and online learning platforms, our MERL-focused technology-enabled products offer a dynamic suite of solutions to enable efficient and accurate data collection, visualization, and learning. By delivering insightful dashboards, infographics, and reports, we visually communicate program data and insights, supporting evidence-based decision-making. Our online learning platform fosters an environment of continuous learning, facilitating capacity building across teams.

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MERL Technology Systems Solutions

User-friendly data collection tools, interactive dashboards, and online learning platforms support monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning processes. Our systems prioritize user accessibility, simplifying complex data and promoting collaboration and knowledge sharing.

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Contact Our Experts

Director for MERL

Azra Kacapor Nurkic, PhD

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Our Services & Products

Discover the diversity of our solutions, tailored to ignite sustainable transformations, empower decision-making with intelligent, tech-enabled knowledge products, and drive progress through innovative technology systems. Explore our specialized services in Advisory, Knowledge Products, and Tech System Solutions to propel your organization towards a resilient and sustainable future.


We work across a wide range of sectors, pairing our deep business acumen with cutting-edge insights drawn from data science and technology, to ignite sustainable development transformations.

Enabled Products

We leverage technology to create dynamic knowledge products that help organizations streamline their decision-making processes. Our tailored software solutions enhance your capacity to analyze data, extract valuable insights, and catalyze value-driven transformations.

Systems Solutions

At our core, we hold the belief that technology is an essential catalyst in shaping a sustainable world. We merge cutting-edge technology with sustainable endeavors to drive meaningful change.

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