The MEAL in Emergencies (MEM) online course composed of 8 Building Blocks (Indicators, Monitoring Methods, Tools, Sampling, Accountability, Analysis &Use, Learning Events, Resources) and 1 ERR MEAL simulation will fulfill the need for self-paced learning opportunities. The course provides MEAL content in an accessible format that complements existing materials with appropriate case studies, question and answer sections and scenarios. The course is designed to support learners to master 22 “Desired Behaviors” identified by the team as critical to improving agency ability to deliver high-quality MEAL in an emergency response. The learning objectives are:
- CRS and partner staff jointly set up and implement simple (good enough) monitoring systems that generate an appropriate amount of qualitative and quantitative data on the quality, effectiveness, relevance and appropriateness of the emergency response that are timely, reliable and useful.
- CRS and partner staff use monitoring system information for: tracking progress against targets; assessing outcomes of interventions, including those that are unanticipated; making decisions; and producing evidence-based reports.
- CRS and partner staff refine the complexity and increase completeness and reliability of the M&E system over time.