USAID/RFS Good Practice MEL Notes – Performance Indicator Reference Sheets

Country

Global

Region

Global

Type

Guidance Note

Year

2023

USAID/RFS Good Practice MEL Notes – Performance Indicator Reference Sheets

Country

Global

Region

Global

Type

Technical Guidance Document

Year

2023

Abstract:

Performance indicators play a critical role in monitoring activity performance and understanding what results are achieved. In essence, Performance Indicator Reference Sheets (PIRS) are worksheets that define indicators and ensure that they generate consistent, high quality data across portfolios. This USAID/RFS Good Practice MEL Note describes how to develop or review PIRS for Activity MEL Plans and highlights several RFS good practice examples. Annex A annotates the links between a standard and an activity PIRS. Annex B provides tips for A/CORs for reviewing PIRS.

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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