Of the 129 specialists following the webinar “Understanding and Handling Misinformation in the COVID-19 context”, 81 were from Asia, most of them joining in order to learn good practices around handling misinformation.
The 213 practitioners joining “New Approaches to Monitor Remote Programming during COVID-19” were asked how their monitoring needs changed as a result of COVID-19. While measuring predicted results is still a top priority (often for accountability purposes), understanding negative/unanticipated impacts on communities and questioning what else can be done to support communities are more important during the pandemic than during normal times. There are however, some things that have not changed: the need for basic information about project and programme delivery, donor requirements for accountability data about programmes and organisational capacity for programming and M&E. The conclusion was that “we must work with what we have” in terms of capacities, resources, relationships and structures, as the pandemic has not given the global aid community the time to prepare and develop ideal strategies to combat the situation.
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