Monitoring and evaluation
The AED team is engaged in the development, testing and validation of new nutrition program indicators and intervention designs using a set of approaches that include community surveys and process evaluations. AED's monitoring and evaluation (M&E) approach is grounded in principles of responsiveness, rigor, state-of-the-art methods, connection to programs and decision making, and cost-effectiveness. As data come into project M&E systems, they are shared with stakeholders through data analysis and interpretation workshops and communities of practice that revolve around specific technical themes-using participatory and capacity building methods. AED's M&E systems inform program management and broaden the base of knowledge on how to implement interventions at scale efficiently and effectively. Our approach is responsive to donor and stakeholder concerns for accurate and timely results reporting. Our early thinking-during program planning and development-about the use of data ensures the efficient translation of data into results reports for multiple stakeholders.