Inclusive Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning: Toward an Integrated Approach
Designing and implementing inclusive monitoring, evaluation, and learning (IMEL) processes is critical to ensuring that all individuals, regardless of identity, are meaningfully represented in democracy and governance programming and able to fully exercise their rights as citizens. The inclusion of traditionally marginalized populations, including women, LGBTI individuals, people with disabilities, youth, and ethnic and religious minorities and indigenous peoples, is one of two foundational pillars of USAID’s Global Election and Political Transitions (GEPT) mechanism.
Additionally, it is a cross-cutting priority for Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) partners National Democratic Institute (NDI), International Republican Institute (IRI), and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). CEPPS is prioritizing integrated approaches to inclusive MEL practices by developing a coordinated IMEL approach that considers key inclusion questions when designing program indicators, evaluations, reflection sessions, and data collection tools. Such a coordinated approach better positions CEPPS to collect richer, more reliable data that provides insight into program interventions and their interaction with marginalized populations. Join CEPPS to learn more about this integrated approach and about promising practices in conducting inclusive monitoring, evaluation, and learning.