The Asia Foundation’s Natasha Beale on how tech is transforming M&E. Via YouTube.

As new technologies change how global development professionals approach their work, monitoring and evaluation in particular has already seen significant changes in how information is collected, analyzed, and shared.

Technology is being used a lot more in M&E work, said Natasha Beale, assistant director of the monitoring and evaluation unit at The Asia Foundation. Traditionally, M&E was much more paper-based and involved sending copies of reports back to donors or entering data into Excel, Beale explained. These processes were inefficient and not always accurate, she added.

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