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Monitoring is often taken for granted leading to insufficient information for decision-making and/or expending resources unnecessarily. This paper illustrates how to monitor both effectively and efficiently using the case of an intervention from the PRISMA programme in Indonesia.

It provides practical tips for addressing eight common monitoring challenges the PRISMA team encountered. It also highlights useful practices the team developed during the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions which can increase monitoring efficiency in the future.

The paper outlines how the PRISMA team used monitoring information in management and closes with broadly applicable lessons learned.