Learning means using Monitoring and Evaluation information as evidence for accountability and informing decision-making for management purposes, course adjustments, and future designs.
Be strategic: Our systems provide vast amounts of rich information and potential for learning.
Focus on openness: The strongest learning happens when there is openness to talking about challenges and unexpected outcomes at all levels, including with implementing partners and other stakeholders.
Accountability and learning go together: Both accountability and learning are necessary and we should develop our MEL efforts to support these complementary objectives.
Build collaboration around M&E: Generating buy-in from relevant stakeholders early and often can improve our ability to adapt based on learning generated by our M&E systems.
Timeliness matters: Plan your M&E activities so that you have the relevant information in time and current to make critical decisions.