Report to Congress on the Methodology and Benchmarks Used for Monitoring and Evaluating Programs Seeking to Address the Root Causes of Migration in the Northern Triangle Section 7019(e) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2023 (Div. K, P.L.117-328) and House Report 117-401
Consistent with Section 7019(e) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2023 (Div. K, P.L.117-328) and House Report 117-401, the Department of State (State) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) prepared this report on the methodology and benchmarks used for monitoring and evaluating programs seeking to address the root causes of migration in the Northern Triangle.
State and USAID have collaborated with other departments and agencies to craft an interagency monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) framework for the U.S. Strategy for Addressing the Root Causes of Migration in Central America (Root Causes Strategy, or RCS).
The RCS MEL Framework lays the groundwork for generating a body of evidence needed for tracking changes in the root causes of migration associated with RCS implementation – including, to the extent feasible, changes in migration itself – and for understanding how or why those changes are taking place. State and USAID, along with interagency partners, intend to use this body of evidence to guide strategic and programmatic decision making and to provide results data to Congress, public and private stakeholders, and the public.