In Amalima’s fifth year of implementation (2018), USAID awarded a two-year extension to the program to prioritize sustainability of activities and impact.

From 2013-2018 and more substantially in the two additional years 2019-2020, the Amalima program continuously evaluated what activities were or were not working, and adjusted accordingly. Amalima also created a Learning Unit to formalize learning activities outside of the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) structure to (1) capture and document lessons learned that would inform programming decisions, and (2) share the lessons learned and related data with donors, government stakeholders and other implementing partners. This has cumulated in the development of learning studies ranging in subject from Adolescent Care, Village Savings and Lending (VS&L), Input Supply Models, Engaging fathers in child nutrition outcomes, and more. These studies can be found in the links below.