An Overview of Monitoring and Evaluation for Adaptive Management (Working Paper #1)

This paper is the first in the BetterEvaluation Monitoring and Evaluation for Adaptive Management working paper series. While focused especially on international development, this paper is relevant to wider areas of public good activity, especially in a time of global pandemic, uncertainty and an increasing need for adaptive management.

This publication has been funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. ​The views expressed in this publication are the author's alone and are not necessarily the views of the Australian Government.


What is adaptive management?

How does adaptive management work?

How can monitoring and evaluation better support adaptive management?


Rogers, P. and Macfarlan, A. (2020). An overview of monitoring and evaluation for adaptive management. Monitoring and Evaluation for Adaptive Management Working Paper Series, Number 1, September. Retrieved from:

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