MERLA 101 Course

February 25, 2021

RTI International's MERLA Course is geared towards international development programs. It is designed for individuals with varying levels of MERLA experience and teaches skills important for all levels of project management and technical contribution. It consists of five modules covering a range of topics, including:  

  • The purpose and different types of MERLA
  • How MERLA integrates into the full project cycle
  • Developing data collection instruments and managing data for performance monitoring, and evaluation
  • Designing performance indicators
  • Developing a program logic (Theory of Change, Logical Framework, Results Framework)
  • Understanding the costs of implementing MERLA


Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL)