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Thursday, September 5 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Tech and Traditional MERL: A Rapid Scoping Review of the State of the Field

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Technology, it is assumed, enables practitioners to conduct traditional kinds of monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) in better, faster, more efficient and higher quality ways at greater scale than pre-technology days. Yet to date there has been no attempt to synthesize and distill the emerging evidence base for this swirl of MERL activity. Over the past year, we conducted a systematic evidence synthesis using bibliographic databases that sought to identify gaps in the knowledge base, clarify key concepts, report on the types of evidence that inform practice, and lay the foundation for synthesizing conclusions and lessons learned. At this session we will present back our initial findings and invite participants to review the findings and add their thoughts.

Speakers
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Zach Tilton

Doctoral Research Associate / Evaluation Consultant, Western Michigan University / Digital Impact Alliance
Zach Tilton is a Doctoral Research Associate at the Interdisciplinary PhD in Evaluation Program at Western Michigan University where he is setting and pursuing an agenda for research on peacebuilding evaluation. He holds a BS in Peacebuilding and Business Management from Brigham Young... Read More →
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Soham Banerji

Program Manager and MEL Specialist, Social Impact
Mr. Soham Banerji brings ten years of experience providing operational leadership and support to donor-funded projects worldwide, including five years of monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) experience performing and overseeing data collection and assessment, impact and performance... Read More →
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Michael Harnar

Assistant Professor, Western Michigan University
Dr. Michael Harnar is an assistant professor in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation Program at Western Michigan University. He is an award-winning evaluator with more than 13 years in the evaluation discipline. He has worked on evaluation projects as diverse as: Educational... Read More →
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Maliha Khan

Chief Programmes Officer, Malala Fund


Thursday September 5, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Vista FHI 360 Conference Center, 1825 Connecticut Ave, 8th Floor, Washington, DC

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