WHAT WE DO
The Liberia Monitoring and Evaluation Program (L-MEP) provides comprehensive monitoring and evaluation support services to the USAID/Liberia Mission, serving its sector teams, its Implementing Partners (IPs), and the Government of Liberia (GOL).
Its overall objective is to assist USAID/Liberia develop a comprehensive M&E and performance measurement system that document the Mission’s performance in achieving its development objectives and intermediate results, in compliance with the ADS and other Agency guidance on performance management. L-MEP complements but does not replace IP reporting and performance management responsibilities.
L-MEP works in five activities components, including:
- Performance Monitoring and Results Reporting
- Performance Management Plan Development and Update
- Field Monitoring
- Capacity Building
- Evaluation Assistance
- Building Partnership with Local Entity
Knowledge Management (KM) is a critical component of L-MEP. The project assists the USAID Mission with an Information Technology (IT) platform that combines the Performance Indicator Database System with a Geographic Information System (GIS) that is web-based. We work with two U.S.-based sub-contractors, Hennice, Inc. and Stone Environmental, Inc. in the design, maintenance and upgrading of these systems. L-MEP Knowledge Management Specialist, Dr. Michael Richards, coordinates these actions, as well as the packaging of information to meet USAID/Liberia’s monitoring and reporting needs.
Knowledge Management (KM) functions as the unifying matrix for a program as large and complex as L-MEP. Because there are so many specialty units within the program—both thematic and technological—the KM element ensures that vigorous and continuing communication occur across the operational areas of the M&E sectors and the MIS and GIS activities.