Monitoring and Evaluation

Why Choose Data Capital;

Delivered by our practitioners with extensive participatory field experience, this is the leading M&E course for development professionals. Those responsible for project or programme-level M&E benefit from the latest M&E thinking and practice, including results approaches. This course will enable you to bring the learning into practice and to understand the difference between data, information and knowledge which is a key aspect to ensure strategic decision making.

Objectives of the Course

  • To help our participant decide what and how to monitor with different stakeholders
  • To clarify key results at the programme-level using logic models
  • Help the participants to plan a project using the logical framework
  • Help participants develop indicators and targets
  • Training participatory methods for data collection and analysis
  • To train participants with skills of how to design and manage evaluations
  • Help participants how to use M&E findings to stimulate learning, improvement and stakeholder buy-in.
  • Train Participants on how to develop and work with a practical M&E system

Course Content

Principles of M&E for Results The changing role and practice of M&E: (Understanding M&E fundamentals, results approaches: outputs, outcomes and impact, relate M&E to your programme and project cycle, identify stakeholders and their differing needs and roles)

Results framework: (develop logic models, work with and beyond log-frames)

Developing M&E frameworks: (criteria for indicators, develop project indicators, identify means of verification)

Gathering data/information/knowledge: (quantitative and qualitative approaches and instruments, data organisation, quality assurance and analysis, design baseline, evaluation and impact studies).

M&E system and plan: (prepare M&E plan, M&E system, week 1 learning synthesis)

Embedding key M&E practices and apply these to your live work cases or a local organization: (situation and context analysis, critical overview of log frames).

Evaluation techniques: (design evaluations for stakeholder benefit and use, choice and use of qualitative and quantitative collection instruments, making use of M&E data/information/knowledge)

Participatory data collection methods: (Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) techniques, timeline exercises, focus group discussions, key informant interviews)

Learning synthesis and reflection: (Innovative M&E approaches (Theory of Change), participant presentations preparation)

Using what you have learnt: (participant presentations, embedding learning for personal and organizational benefit, becoming change agents for M&E)

‘This is a 10days course both on-line and In-house training’