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Manuals | May 19, 2012

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning in Emergencies

A resource pack for simple and strong MEAL

This resource pack offers practical advice about how to implement a system for monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) in emergencies. It provides standards for MEAL in emergencies; an overview of informal and formal monitoring; guidance on how to conduct monitoring and evaluation; ways to use the results to improve programs; and checklists, discussion guides, forms and other tools.


  • Standards for M&E in Emergencies
  • Progression of Monitoring in an Emergency Response
  • Informal and Formal Monitoring in an Emergency Response
  • Sampling during M&E of an Emergency Response
  • How to Conduct a Debrief Meeting
  • Learning Events in an Emergency Response
  • Tools