Strong monitoring systems are important for effective program delivery in humanitarian contexts. During a global pandemic, there is a vital need for real-time data and evidence to inform responses to rapidly changing environments. However, collecting and using monitoring data to inform programming is often challenging. During COVID-19, this challenge is compounded by access, safety and travel restrictions.
This note is intended to guide international and national operational actors on how to adapt and think about remote monitoring in the context of COVID-19. It provides a snapshot of key takeaways from previous research, and draws together emerging learning and guidance. 2 HAG and GLOW collaborated on this guidance note, drawing on our collaborations on third-party monitoring for a range of humanitarian agencies. It is part of a guidance series on remote working produced as part of our Humanitarian Horizons research program.