Building capacity in strategic analysis, applied learning, and data-driven decision-making.
USAID/Honduras aims to improve the activities it undertakes under its Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) by improving its ability to generate and learn from monitoring and evaluation throughout the project cycle.
Through the MESCLA project, Dexis supports USAID/Honduras to undertake more strategic and results-oriented approaches to monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL). We do this by designing and implementing evaluations, studies, and assessments; by providing expert analysis; and by supporting the Mission and its partners in developing MEL strategies.
MESCLA has embarked on several evaluations, studies, and stakeholder consultations to support institutional learning and improved program effectiveness. These range from the initial mission knowledge management assessment and a review of development objective level integration approaches to evaluations of workforce development, local governance, and economic growth activities. Further, MESCLA works with USAID/Honduras and its implementing partners to improve the monitoring of activities and to achieve CDCS targets, development objectives, and intermediate results. The project applies a “learn by doing” approach to interactive MEL plan review workshops to build capacity, enhance theories of change, and develop indicators. MESCLA also organizes internal reflection events, CDCS stocktaking, trainings, and periodic communities of practice that focus on areas of interest such as gender, social inclusion, and migration.