When one activity does not comply with a GEM, or when one GEM is not present, how should we rate the project?

A:   The GAM tool determines the code for each GEM (program step or element), based on the answers provided.  The tool also provides the GAM code for the whole project.   Users do not rate or assign a code for a project.

Keep in mind that you will not be applying the GAM to someone else’s project; you will only apply it to your own projects.   The purpose is for program staff to reflect on the results and identify ways to improve the project.   When project holders see that one activity does not get a good GEM code, they will decide to go back to the project and see how that element can be improved.