Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance Technical Guidance for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting for Emergency Activities

This guide is intended to provide supplementary technical guidance to the requirements outlined in the BHA Emergency Application Guidelines (EAG) and award language. The purpose of the document is to help partners, including new or existing, and local or international partners, to operationalize these requirements. BHA developed this guidance in response to the requests from implementing partners to elaborate the M&E requirements articulated in the EAG. The guidance was developed based on best M&E practices for humanitarian contexts. It offers flexibility in M&E approaches considering the diverse contexts where our partners work. This document does not add any new requirements for partners, rather it provides guidance on the requirements included in the EAG. The remainder of Chapter 1 summarizes the M&E requirements from the EAG for reference, while the following chapters contain technical guidance for partners to develop M&E plans following these requirements considering diverse and challenging contexts. The guidance offers flexible approaches and provides examples for illustrative purposes. The guidance also offers processes to request for exemptions to the requirements if the context demands for more flexibility.