Advanced Practices in Monitoring and Evaluation

Categories: Capacity Building
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Course Description

Our “Advanced Practices in Monitoring and Evaluation” course explores fundamental concepts in effectively managing project outputs, outcomes, and their impact. Inadequate management of these aspects often hinders projects from achieving their intended objectives. This program equips participants with the essential knowledge and skills to create, oversee, and measure results in projects and programs.


Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe and comprehend the various stages within a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system.
  • Develop a comprehensive framework that aligns project activities with intended outcomes and impacts.
  • Create indicators that accurately track progress towards project goals.
  • Establish a systematic approach to collecting, organizing, and processing data.
  • Select the most suitable method for analyzing, presenting, and sharing information with diverse stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate the ability to utilize information for problem identification and effective implementation of changes.


Training Methodology:

Our training methodology for “Advanced Practices in Monitoring and Evaluation” incorporates a blend of interactive approaches. This program features engaging lectures, practical exercises, real-world case studies, group discussions, and hands-on experience with M&E software applications. Participants will gain firsthand experience in designing M&E plans and strategies that align with industry best practices.


Organizational Impact:

Following this course, organizations can anticipate several benefits, including:

  • Enhanced M&E capabilities among staff.
  • Improved project and program outcomes.
  • Better management of data for accountability and performance enhancement.
  • Increased efficiency and effectiveness in achieving goals.
  • Enhanced evidence-based decision-making.
  • Improved organizational learning through structured M&E practices.


Personal Impact:

Participants will experience several personal advantages, including:

  • A deeper understanding of M&E concepts and their applications.
  • Enhanced analytical and data management skills.
  • Increased confidence in contributing to project success.
  • Improved ability to identify issues and drive change.
  • The capacity to contribute to an organization’s continuous improvement.
  • The development of structured M&E plans for professional growth.
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Course Content

Historical Background of Monitoring and Evaluation

The Role of M&E in Project Management

Building an Effective M&E Framework

Navigating Challenges in M&E

Key Concepts in M&E

Understanding the Relationship Between Critical Success Factors (CSFs) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Aligning Organizational Objectives with CSFs

Data Management in M&E

Utilizing M&E Software, including Epishere and SPSS

The Importance of Logical Frameworks

Exploring Various Types of Indicators

Engaging in Group Discussions

Crafting a Checklist for Effective KPIs

Developing a Comprehensive M&E Plan

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