USAID/RFS Good Practice MEL Notes – Disaggregating Monitoring Indicators

Country

Global

Region

Global

Type

Guidance Note

Year

2023

USAID/RFS Good Practice MEL Notes – Disaggregating Monitoring Indicators

Country

Global

Region

Global

Type

Technical Guidance Document

Year

2023

Abstract:

Performance indicators play a critical role in monitoring activity performance and
understanding its results. Disaggregating data – or separating it into subgroups – allows
users to understand nuances or trends within the data. This USAID/RFS Good Practice MEL Note provides USAID staff and partners with specific guidance on Agency required disaggregations such as sex dissagregations, as well as good practices and helpful tips to consider when determining which disaggregates to use and how to apply them.

Description:

RFS Good Practice MEL Notes aim to highlight examples of strong Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) practices across the central portfolio of activities managed by USAID’s Bureau of Resilience and Food Security (RFS). These notes complement USAID’s agency-wide MEL guidance with concrete examples of how RFS is integrating MEL elements into its investments. The primary audiences for these notes are RFS Implementing Partners (IPs), A/CORs, and RFS MEL Specialists. While IPs typically develop Activity MEL Plans, RFS hopes these notes will encourage enhanced A/COR and RFS MEL Specialist engagement and collaboration throughout the Program Cycle.

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