The Asia Foundation

Led by Director, Chris Roche, the Institute has recently completed a review of the Asia Foundation’s monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) system for its Coalitions for Change project in the Philippines. This work was commissioned by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was undertaken in May and June 2020.

Coalitions for Change is considered one DFAT’s  leading programs supporting reform coalitions and is seen as an exemplar of  a program that ‘thinks and works politically’.

The review concluded that the program had adopted some interesting and robust MEL processes, particularly using action research and process tracing approaches, but could perhaps explore how to more systematically include Gender and Social Exclusion issues and undertake more cross-reform and impact analysis.