Thought Series – Issue No. 6

SIAP SIAGA Thought Series 6 : Designing an Adaptive Monitoring Framework: Principles and Good Practice

Systems change programs are not new to Indonesia, but neither are they common, with few experiences and good practices in monitoring and evaluation to draw on. Moreover, the need to use an adaptive management approach in order to facilitate systems change programming has added an additional level of complexity to the design of the monitoring, evaluation and learning framework (MEL) for the program.

The design of the SIAP SIAGA MEL framework was a journey that was both adaptive and instructive in itself. While the program may be working within a highly complex system the MEL framework needed to be simple and clear in order to adapt over the life of the program. As a result, SIAP SIAGA has learned that there are four key principles for an effective MEL framework for adaptive systems focused programs