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  • This site offers the most useful technical resources that can help you increase the quality of your monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) processes. If you feel that an important resource is missing, let us know please.

    Key Resources

    PIN (2019) IndiKit: Guidance on SMART sector-specific indicators (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    IndiKit is online guide on the use of hundreds of relief and development indicators across different sectors, including specific survey questions and practical tips based on from field experience.

    PIN (2019) IndiKit: Guidance on SMART sector-specific indicators - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    MEAL Planning

    PIN (2019) IndiKit: Guidance on SMART sector-specific indicators (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    IndiKit is online guide on the use of hundreds of relief and development indicators across different sectors, including specific survey questions and practical tips based on from field experience.

    PIN (2019) IndiKit: Guidance on SMART sector-specific indicators - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    PIN (2019) Value for Money Assessment: Step- by- Step guide (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    A step-by-step guide to calculating the costs for reaching each output and outcome of your project.

    PIN (2019) Value for Money Assessment: Step- by- Step guide - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    EVAL, ILO (2014) Integrating Gender Equality in M&E of Projects (PDF, 778.82 KB)
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    When can it be useful?
    A useful resource on how to ensure that M&E processes are gender-inclusive and gender-sensitive.

    EVAL, ILO (2014) Integrating Gender Equality in M&E of Projects - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Checklists
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Assessments

    SPHERE (2021) Sphere in Context and for Assessment, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (PDF, 2.42 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource explains why it is important to use Sphere standards throughout the humanitarian programme cycle, and how to do so. The document starts with a section on how to use humanitarian standards in your context. This is followed by standalone but complementary chapters for Assessment, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning.

    PDF
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers
    Basic Needs Analysis Questionnaire (DOCX, 1.19 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    The basic needs assessment questionnaire is taken from CaLP Guidance for Basis Needs Analysis.

    DOCX
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Quantitative Data Collection

    PIN (2018) Rapid Guide to Survey Sampling (PDF, 374.79 KB)
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    Also available in: French, Portuguese

    When can it be useful?
    This brief guide will help you determine the appropriate sample for your survey.

    PIN (2018) Rapid Guide to Survey Sampling - overview
    Language: English, French, Portuguese
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    PIN (2018) Rapid Guide to Describing Survey Methodology (PDF, 429.67 KB)
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    Also available in: French, Portuguese

    When can it be useful?
    This brief guide will help you clarify and describe the methodology for your survey.

    PIN (2018) Rapid Guide to Describing Survey Methodology - overview
    Language: English, French, Portuguese
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    PIN (2018) Rapid Guide to Mobile Data Collection (PDF, 345.82 KB)
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    Also available in: French, Portuguese

    When can it be useful?
    A brief overview of mobile data collection (tools, advantages and disadvantages).

    PIN (2018) Rapid Guide to Mobile Data Collection - overview
    Language: English, French, Portuguese
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Qualitative Data Collection

    PIN (2017) Rapid Guide to Individual Interviews (PDF, 461.41 KB)
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    Also available in: French, Portuguese

    When can it be useful?
    Guidance and practical tips for conducting individual interviews during surveys, needs assessments, evaluations etc.

    PIN (2017) Rapid Guide to Individual Interviews - overview
    Language: English, French, Portuguese
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    PIN (2017) Quality Improvement & Verification Checklist for Individual Interviews (DOCX, 39.54 KB)
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    Also available in: French, Portuguese

    When can it be useful?
    This quality standard checklist (QSC) can be used when planning individual interviews, as well as for monitoring the performance of interviewers (whether PIN staff or external).

    PIN (2017) Quality Improvement & Verification Checklist for Individual Interviews - overview
    Language: English, French, Portuguese
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Checklists
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    PIN (2017) Quality Improvement & Verification Checklist for Focus Group Discussions (DOCX, 41.29 KB)
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    Also available in: French, Portuguese

    When can it be useful?
    This quality standard checklist (QSC) can be used when planning focus group discussions (FGDs) as well as for monitoring the performance of FGD facilitators (whether PIN staff or external).

    PIN (2017) Quality Improvement & Verification Checklist for Focus Group Discussions - overview
    Language: English, French, Portuguese
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Checklists
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Data Analysis

    PIN - Quantitative Analysis in Excel: Step by Step Guide (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This is a step-by-step guide to cleaning and analysing data in Excel. It can be used for training, as well as while analysing survey data.

    PIN - Quantitative Analysis in Excel: Step by Step Guide - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    R Development Core Team - The R Project for Statistical Computing - manuals (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This is a link to the “R project”, which offers a free, integrated suite of software facilities for data manipulation, calculation and graphical display.

    R Development Core Team - The R Project for Statistical Computing - manuals - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: M&E Managers / Officers
    UCLA (2019) Resources on learning and using STATA (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This links to the UCLA’s Institute for Digital Research and Education. Top of Form, which lists many useful resources for learning to use STATA (divided by topic).

    UCLA (2019)  Resources on learning and using STATA - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: M&E Managers / Officers
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    Evaluation

    ALNAP, ODI (2016) Guide for Evaluating Humanitarian Action (EHA) (PDF, 6.76 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    A very comprehensive guide to designing and conducting evaluations of humanitarian interventions.

    ALNAP, ODI (2016) Guide for Evaluating Humanitarian Action (EHA) - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers
    M&E for Adaptive Management - Real Time Evaluation (PDF, 707.83 KB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This paper outlines the different ways in which RTE has been defined and is understood to work. It analyses how RTE is similar to and different from other approaches to supporting evidence-informed action. It discusses when it is appropriate to use RTE and what is needed to make it work well.

    PDF
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Evaluation & Research Reports
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    Real-time evaluation of FAO’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This RTE of FAO’s humanitarian response to COVID-19 aims to: i) assess the relevance, timeliness, coherence, inclusiveness and business continuity practices of FAO’s humanitarian response; and ii) identify good practices and lessons learned to inform the design and implementation of future similar interventions. The RTE will also feed into the UN’s Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluation of the GHRP

    URL
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Strategies, Evaluation & Research Reports
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Data Use and Learning

    PIN (2021) Learning Brief on Information Management Systems (DOCX, 1.03 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource summarizes lessons learned from PIN's programs focusing on information management systems

    DOCX
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Innovations, Communication Materials
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    PIN (2018) INSPIRED: Accountability (Issue 3) (PDF, 10.71 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    A collection of examples of how PIN approaches accountability in its work.

    PIN (2018) INSPIRED: Accountability (Issue 3) - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Communication Materials
    Useful during: Initial Orientation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    M&E for Adaptive Management - Real Time Evaluation (PDF, 707.83 KB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This paper outlines the different ways in which RTE has been defined and is understood to work. It analyses how RTE is similar to and different from other approaches to supporting evidence-informed action. It discusses when it is appropriate to use RTE and what is needed to make it work well.

    PDF
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Evaluation & Research Reports
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Feedback and Response Mechanisms

    PIN (2018) INSPIRED: Accountability (Issue 3) (PDF, 10.71 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    A collection of examples of how PIN approaches accountability in its work.

    PIN (2018) INSPIRED: Accountability (Issue 3) - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Communication Materials
    Useful during: Initial Orientation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    ALNAP, ODI (2014) Effective Feedback in Humanitarian Contexts: Practitioner Guide (PDF, 344.32 KB)
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    When can it be useful?
    A step-by-step guide to designing and implementing beneficiary feedback mechanisms.

    ALNAP, ODI (2014) Effective Feedback in Humanitarian Contexts: Practitioner Guide  - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    BOND (2016) Eight principles for building trust through feedback (PDF, 615.67 KB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource can be used while designing and running accountable feedback mechanisms that can surface safeguarding concerns.

    BOND (2016) Eight principles for building trust through feedback - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Strategies, Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Sector-specific and Donor-specific MEAL

    PIN (2017) Quality Standard Checklist for Conducting SMART Anthropometric Surveys (DOCX, 46.39 KB)
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    Also available in: French, Portuguese

    When can it be useful?
    This is a checklist of steps to be taken when planning and conducting a survey aimed at assessing the prevalence of child malnutrition and mortality.

    PIN (2017) Quality Standard Checklist for Conducting SMART Anthropometric Surveys   - overview
    Language: English, French, Portuguese
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Checklists
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    PIN - Quality Improvement and Verification Checklist for Anthropometric Data Collection (PDF, 414.63 KB)
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    Also available in: French, Portuguese

    When can it be useful?
    This checklist will help you monitor the quality of measurements for anthropometric surveys.

    PIN - Quality Improvement and Verification Checklist for Anthropometric Data Collection - overview
    Language: English, French, Portuguese
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Checklists
    Useful during: Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers
    PIN (2019) INDIKIT: Guidance on Good Governance Indicators (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    Drafting a logframe? IndiKit's guidance on the use of Good Governance indicators can help you when developing CSO development, civic engagement and local governance programmes.

    PIN (2019) INDIKIT: Guidance on Good Governance Indicators  - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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