MEAL - Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning
Measure, Improve, Achieve
Effective project management is essential for achieving success and making a positive impact in the communities we serve. At EAMDA, we believe that Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) are key components of this process.
EAMDA’s MEAL approach also involves evaluating the effectiveness of projects and their impact on target beneficiaries. This includes analyzing the outcomes achieved and identifying lessons learned that can be applied to current and future projects.
Through MEAL, EAMDA identifies key outcomes and lessons learned, which are used to improve current and future projects. This involves identifying best practices, areas for improvement, and opportunities for innovation.
EAMDA works closely with clients to develop customized MEAL frameworks that enable regular data collection and analysis. This helps project managers track progress toward goals and objectives, identify any issues or challenges that arise during implementation, and take timely corrective actions.
Our accountability measures ensure that project managers and implementers are held responsible for the outcomes of the project, including transparency in decision-making, communication with stakeholders, and addressing any concerns or complaints from beneficiaries.
We offer a range of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) services to support effective project design and implementation. Our MEAL approach encompasses the following:
CLA into our work to ensure that our programs are coordinated with others, backed by sound evidence and relevant throughout implementation. We work closely with our clients and partners to identify the right partners and facilitate collaboration throughout the program cycle.
Our feasibility studies provide clients with critical information to determine the viability of a project. We conduct thorough research to assess project feasibility, including the availability of resources, potential risks and challenges, and stakeholder engagement.
Impact assessments evaluate the effectiveness of projects and their impact on target beneficiaries. Our team uses a variety of methods to assess project impact, including qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis. We provide clients with actionable recommendations to improve project outcomes.
Our baseline studies provide a foundation for evaluating project impact. We conduct rigorous research to establish baseline data on key indicators and inform project design and implementation
Midline surveys are conducted during the implementation phase of a project to assess progress towards project goals and objectives. We use quantitative data collection and analysis to identify any issues or challenges that arise during implementation and provide recommendations for corrective action.
Our team uses a variety of methods to evaluate project outcomes, including stakeholder engagement, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, and impact assessments.
EAMDA's Best Practices for Conducting Project Evaluations
East Africa Market Development Associates (EAMDA) has developed best practices for conducting project evaluations, including impact assessments, baseline studies, midlines, and endline evaluations. EAMDA’s best practices provide a systematic approach for stakeholder engagement, data collection and analysis, quality assurance, report preparation, and dissemination of findings. EAMDA’s best practices also emphasise the importance of data privacy best practices and adherence to the EAMDA Research Code of Conduct.