Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.

Monitoring Facilitation Activities

Organization(s): 
USAID
Author(s): 
Elizabeth Dunn
Raquel Gomes
Tatiana Pulido
Institutional Sponsor: 
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Publication date: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

This report describes the findings and recommendations from a joint Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO)/Mircroenterprise and Private Enterprise Promotion (MPEP)/Bureau for Food Security (BFS) temporary duty (TDY) to support USAID/Uganda between February 24 and March 6, 2014. The purpose of the TDY was to assist Mission staff in improving monitoring approaches for facilitation activities in general and for these four activities in particular: 

  1. Agricultural Inputs (Ag Inputs)
  2. Commodity Production and Marketing (CPM)
  3. Enabling Environment for Agriculture (EEAA)
  4. Growth, Health and Governance (GHG)

The first three activities are components of the Feed the Future Value Chain (FTFVC) project while the fourth is a Food for Peace activity. This report is based on meetings with USAID/Uganda staff and implementing partner staff in their Kampala offices. In addition, the TDY team completed site visits to observe Ag Inputs and CPM activities in the field. The report emphasizes findings and recommendations in these areas:

  1. Measuring early change and early progress under facilitation approaches
  2. Measuring scale of outreach to secondary contacts
  3. Challenges and relative utility of indicators currently included in formal M&E systems