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Planning M.E.A.L. Activities

Thus far we have learned how the first phase of the M.E.A.L. system works, how to build the logic models of a project, how indicators, and how measurement methods are selected to be included in the logframe.

In this module, we are going to analyze the second phase of the M.E.A.L. system: planning. In fact, logic models provide a map of M.E.A.L activities and planning tools allow you to successfully use that map.

M.E.A.L. planning tools are used to develop comprehensive and detailed plans that help you in answering the question: “how will we collect, analyze, interpret, use, and communicate M.E.A.L. information throughout the life of the project?”. The type of tool we use, which helps projects meet stakeholder information needs, will depend on a number of factors including the size and complexity of the project, donor requirements, or the budget for M.E.A.L. activities. 

There are several tools available, both for monitoring and evaluation and for accountability and learning. Let’s have a closer look at them, starting with those used for monitoring and evaluation and those that help teams be accountable and learn.

MODULE 4: Planning M.E.A.L Activities Download

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*This content was curated by Valeria Appolloni and inspired by the materials published on Kaya, published for non-commercial and educational use.