Integrity to Present on Community Led Monitoring Approach at the 2022 American Evaluation Association Annual Conference

Integrity is excited to announce that our Vice President of Delivery, Kelly Skeith, will present at the 2022 American Evaluation Association annual conference in New Orleans. Kelly, and several members of our South Sudan project team, will discuss our approach to community led monitoring for the USAID/South Sudan Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Support Activity (MELS).

In many fragile and conflict affected environments, development partners work to support community resilience to shocks and stressors. Research also shows that conflict and conflict-induced trauma can weaken social cohesion and contribute to social inequities. To maximize impact, resilience interventions focus on building community agency and trust. Unfortunately, many traditional monitoring approaches rely on extractive data collection methods, which provide little feedback to recipient communities. Under MELS, Integrity and our partner, Management Systems International (MSI), are piloting a participatory monitoring and learning approach to track locally-designed resilience interventions. This approach puts recipient communities at the center of monitoring and learning and builds community agency in development interventions.

The team will discuss the approach and facilitate a discussion on how evaluators can center and support the communities they work with to encourage a more inclusive approach to monitoring and evaluation.

Learn more about the USAID/South Sudan Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Support Activity and our Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Services or email us at [email protected] to discuss how we can support your programs. 

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