Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

We conduct comprehensive evaluations of development initiatives and projects, and provide technical assistance in support of more effective Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

We have conducted complex, multi stakeholder evaluations of development projects and initiatives. Our experience includes: 


  • Supporting the Australian National University (ANU) in the End-Line Evaluation for the Individual Deprivation Measure (IDM) Program
  • Conducting an External Review of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation's eight-year Indonesia Marine Strategy
  • Conducting a Reflection Exercise About Australian Support to Central Sulawesi for DFAT's Humanitarian Unit. As a result of this evaluation, Saraswati conducted a needs analysis, with DFAT support, on harnessing data for effective disaster management in Indonesia  
  • Producing Stories of Change about six different data tools and approaches developed or supported by UN Pulse Lab Jakarta since 2014, including VAMPIRE and Haze Gazer 
  • Participating in the Indonesia team for the global evaluation of the innovation and technology-focused Making All Voices Count program

We also provide broader technical assistance in support of strengthening development partner Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL). In 2019-2020, Saraswati advised the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights in the redevelopment of its MEAL framework and tools for a multi-year Asia Pacific regional human rights program. We have also developed a replicable online MEAL platform for local civil society organizations to use.

In our role co-managing the Indonesia Marine Funders Collaboration Secretariat, we organize routine sharing and learning events among IMFC funders and over 40 partner and grantee organizations.

We advise on the outset of project design and development, too. An example is our work in support of UN Women's scoping and baseline study for Empowered Women for Sustainable Peace.     


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