Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

Square Circle’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) service enables the application of knowledge to inform real-time decision making for program design and implementation—helping to improve development outcomes while ensuring accountability of resources. Our team of researchers, academics and development practitioners bring in-depth experience working in complex environments, and in the innovative use of mixed method and participatory approaches to understand how, why, and under what circumstances change takes place. Our approach to MEL also provides a clear understanding of program value-for-money and cost-benefit analyses to support iterative adaptation.

Square Circle has a deep understanding of the challenges posed by the politics of knowledge and representation. In complex environments in particular, understanding power imbalances and creating safe environments for the inclusion of marginalised and vulnerable voices helps to ensure a more holistic assessment of impact.