Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Practices for Federal PartnersRelated Contract Vehicle: USAID EVAL-ME Ⅱ IDIQ
Many of Bixal’s federal partners require efficient, cost-effective solutions to meet the mounting pressure to access real-time data and innovative analyses.
MEL’s components — ongoing collection and analysis of program data (monitoring); periodic analysis of project data to gauge progress on intended outcomes and impacts (evaluation); and use of those findings to fine-tune and course correct activities, build on success, and share emerging best practices and knowledge gained (learning) — provide a framework for understanding a project’s progress and impact.
By applying what we learn from evidence and analysis to our broader work, we promote improvements to outcomes and ensure accountability for the resources used to achieve them.
MEL and Agile Methodologies
Program Support for USAID
Data Management at HHS
Reducing the Burden on SSA
Recent Work with Nongovernmental Agencies
Though Bixal has a focus on federal, we have also performed work with nongovernmental organizations across the globe. We’ve successfully completed contracts in over 40 countries, partnering with local organizations to establish MEL support.
In one recent project, we were the MEL partner for the Stanford University Center for Global Health Innovation’s WomenLift Health Leadership Initiative (a multiyear, multinational initiative funded by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation). Bixal, under recently acquired Clear Outcomes, designed the MEL framework for the project, built a custom Tableau dashboard to share progress on key indicators, and currently conducts annual evaluations and leads monthly learning sessions with the team.