World Relief: Burundi, DR Congo, Haiti, Malawi, Rwanda, And South Sudan
How this story represents an international-local faith partnership in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL): International Evangelical Christian faith-based development and emergency relief organization & partnerships with local churches in Burundi, DR Congo, Haiti, Malawi, Rwanda, and South Sudan.
Founded in 1944, World Relief is an internationally operating Christian development and emergency relief organization with headquarters in the US and operations in 100 countries worldwide. The organisation’s work is focused on four main areas: disasters, extreme poverty, violence and oppression, and refugees, immigrants and displaced people. World Relief’s mission is to empower local churches to serve the most vulnerable, with a view to transforming communities from the inside out.
Development of a new MEAL plan: Lessons learned from the implementation of the first pilot in 2014 and a review of existing systems of data collection informed the development of a new MEAL plan, which was designed in 2018 in collaboration with World Relief’s technical team and its impact systems team.
World Relief relies heavily on its partnerships with local faith actors in most of its interventions. What is unique about World Relief’s new MEAL plan is the involvement of the volunteers in both the implementation of the project and in the collection of MEAL data.
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