Developmental Evaluation Series: MEL Community of Practice

  • Part 1: Learning Review
     April 21, 2022
     12:00 PM

Have you heard of “Developmental Evaluation” but don’t know exactly what it is? Does your organization have a lot of separate files or reports that may have some great evidence but are going unused? If you answered, “yes” to either of these questions, you will want to attend our April 2022 MEL conversation about Developmental Evaluations (DEs) and the unique value a Learning Review (different from a standard Desk Review) can provide a client or organization to take advantage of information they already have to inform data-driven decision-making. In this session, Julie Mandolini-Trummel will provide an overview of what a DE is, its phases, and how a Learning Review can be a valuable first step of a DE by sharing her recent experience carrying out a rigorous qualitative Learning Review effort for USAID/Ethiopia as part of the Strengthening Disaster Risk Management Systems and Institutions (SDRM-SI) Developmental Evaluation.


  • Part 1: Learning Review
    • April 19, 2022 | 12pm-1pm MDT
  • Part 2: Developmental Evaluation Design
    • TBD


Join us either with the Zoom Link or at the Posner Center for International Development in person! Bring your lunch to enjoy during the session, and text Lauren at 608-219-3566 for building access. You can review the Posner Center’s current COVID-19 protocols here.


This session is a part of our ongoing Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Community of Practice. Typically, this group is open only to the Posner Center Community, but we wanted to make this series available to the public as well! You can click here to learn more about joining our global community and contact our Program Director with any questions.


The Posner Center for International Development is committed to accessibility and inclusion for all people. To request additional accommodations or for questions about accessibility, please contact Lauren Andraski at  or 720-515-9071.