USAID and DFID, via subcontractor Overseas Development Institute, engaged Social Impact from 2018-2020 as part of the Global Learning for Adaptive Management (GLAM) consortium. During this time, Social Impact led technical assistance engagements for DFID and USAID to generate evidence on and apply MEL for adaptive management solutions. SI also supported the consortium by helping produce an engagement strategy, conduct workshops, and author learning briefs, learning notes, and case studies. Social Impact also provided further thought leadership in adaptive management in the field of international development.


Improve the value for money and impact of USAID and DFID-supported adaptive development programs.


  • Establish a mechanism that delivers technical and strategic support to develop, test and disseminate monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) systems to support adaptive management;
  • Increase donor and partner capacities to use MEL systems and implement adaptive management practices;
  • Establish a center for learning about adaptive management to advance knowledge, evidence and understanding of what works and what doesn’t work and why;
  • Establish standards for adaptive management and MEL systems; and
  • Serve as a global platform for sharing good practices.


Contact: Paige Mason (