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Guidelines | September 4, 2019

Monitoring for Problem-Solving, Adaptive Management, Reporting and Learning

Practical Guide

This guide is designed to help project managers ensure that their monitoring system and practices provides them with the information that they need at the level of statistical reliability, detail and time appropriate for problem solving, adaptive management, reporting and learning. The guide introduces the concept of Light Monitoring, i.e. “good enough” monitoring that provides timely feedback on new activities and checks for early signs that progress is being made and that assumptions are holding true while there is still ample time to make adjustments if necessary. The 2020 update to the guide includes examples and lessons learned from the field.