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{Excerpt} Feedback is the dynamic process of presenting and disseminating information to improve performance. Feedback mechanisms are increasingly being recognized as key elements of learning before, during, and after. Monthly progress notes on project administration, which document accomplishments as well as bottlenecks, are prominent among these.

Feedback is a circular causal process whereby some portion of a system’s output is returned to the input to control the dynamic behavior of the system. In organizations, feedback is the process of sharing observations, concerns, and suggestions to improve performance. In work that seeks to address the increasingly complex challenges of development, often with limited resources, feedback is essential to maximize development impact. Examples of feedback include audits, performance appraisals, monitoring and evaluation, shareholders' meetings, surveys, and 360-degree assessments.


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Serrat, O. (2010). Monthly progress notes. Washington, DC: Asian Development Bank.

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