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Why does Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) matter?
Every organisation works towards set objectives and is required to manage their data, monitor progress and evidence their achievements.
Upshot enables your organisation to do this in one place, in real time, and on any device from wherever you are - helping you to become more insight-led.
No longer just a nice-to-have
MEL is critical to any successful programme. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning form the basis of measuring true impact for any organisation committed to driving social change. Increasingly, the essence of a good MEL process enables organisations to easily collect and manage data, monitor progress in real time, measure impact effectively and evidence their stories about their impact.
Accessible and easy-to-use technology
From co-creating programmes based on participants’ experiences, to evidence-based decision making, a robust MEL process empowers organisations to focus resources and change approach as required with confidence and transparency.
Inefficient spreadsheets have been superseded by Upshot’s user-friendly technology, making what once seemed daunting more straight-forward, simple and accessible.
We also provide the human elements needed by organisations to implement a system. Our training, support and consultancy are consistently rated highly and valued by the organisations we work with.
The value of learning
It is MEL that forms the basis of measuring true impact for any organisation committed to driving social change, whatever their primary focus.
The learning aspect of MEL is often overlooked. This is where we use the information gathered through monitoring and evaluation to reflect on our experiences, celebrate successes and improve our performance.
At Upshot we also provide capacity building support in the form of MEL workshops, reporting, analysis and data visualisation.
A good MEL process should not only prove that an organisation is capable of doing a good job, and where they can improve - but highlights the participants’ needs. MEL once again, helps us 'know what we don't know' as much as helps us know what we do know”