The Second Phase of Providing Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Support to the Global Resilience Partnership
2018; The Global Resilience Partnership; Indonesia; Kenya; Vietnam; Ethiopia
The Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) is an independent partnership of public and private organisations that have joined forces to promote a sustainable and prosperous future for all, with a focus on the most vulnerable people and places.
Set up in 2014 by three founding organisations – The Rockefeller Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) – GRP combines the critical know-how, tools and processes required to improve, build and scale-up climate resilience thinking and capacity. The ambition of GRP is to establish what changes are needed to build a more resilient, prosperous and sustainable future. This includes strengthening evidence and building understanding across the resilience community on why these changes are essential.
Itad has been GRP’s Learning Partner since September 2016. Initially, we delivered a number of foundational outputs in line with the Partnership’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) plan, including MEL guidance notes and induction workshop sessions. We were re-contracted in January 2018 to provide GRP, as well as their grantees and partners, with MEL services under three components:
- Component 1: to provide the total of 21 GRP grantees (funded by USAID and the Z Zurich Foundation) with MEL support via an online MEL helpdesk, in-person MEL clinics and a series of four virtual webinars.
- Component 2: to conduct Formative Evaluation of GRP and based on its findings, deliver project-level case studies, portfolio-level syntheses and a final Flagship Report.
- Component 3: to provide GRP with MEL services by designing and delivering a Solutions Platform (an interactive Management Information System), learning agenda, and an updated version of the GRP MEL Plan reflecting GRP’s 2018 Strategy.
The Itad-led MEL Support Team comprises of Bara Sladkova, Clare Stott, Dave Wilson, Gil Yaron and Sarah Robens. In-country data collection has taken part in Indonesia, Kenya and Ethiopia. The team also provided MEL support to selected GRP grantees in a grantee convening in The Hague in March 2018 and conducted two grantee visits in Vietnam to collect data on implementation progress and prepare site visit reports to feedback to GRP.
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