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Monitoring and Evaluation for Results 10-days Training

Our face-to-face training courses are currently suspended due to Covid-19. At present, we are adapting and curating these courses to online versions, while maintaining the main elements that make them an IMA training course.

Find out more about our Monitoring and Evaluation for Results online training course.

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Delivered by our practitioners with extensive participatory field experience, this is the leading Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) for Results course for development professionals. The course addresses M&E for the entire results chain, including the all-important outcomes. This 10-day course with 5-day option covers the key principles and embeds the practice of M&E for results.


Duration: 10 days

The price of the course excludes VAT which may be added depending on where you live and status of organisation.

Why choose this course

This course brings learning into practice and enables you to understand the importance of using information and knowledge for evidence-based strategic decision making. M&E for Results is for managers and monitoring and evaluation officers who need to supervise, manage, plan and implement M&E in their projects and programmes. No prior knowledge of M&E is necessary.

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What you will learn

Through a mix of practical activities, theory and examples of effective practice you will learn how to:

  • decide what and how to monitor with different stakeholders
  • clarify key results at the programme-level using logic models
  • plan a project using the logical framework
  • develop indicators and targets
  • use participatory methods for data collection and analysis
  • combine qualitative and quantitative approaches to gather and interpret data
  • design and manage evaluation
  • use your M&E findings to improve learning and stakeholder engagement
  • develop and work with a practical M&E system.

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Monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes using results approaches

Objectives

Day 1

Week 1: Principles of M&E for Results
The changing role and practice of M&E

  • 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.

Day 2

Results framework

  • develop logic models
  • work with and beyond logframes.

Day 3

Developing M&E frameworks

  • criteria for indicators
  • develop project indicators
  • identify means of verification.

Day 4

Gathering data/information

  • quantitative and qualitative approaches and instruments
  • data organisation, quality assurance and analysis
  • design baseline, evaluation and impact studies

Day 5

M&E system and plan

  • prepare M&E plan
  • M&E system
  • week 1 learning synthesis.

Day 6

Week 2: Embedding key M&E practices and applying these to a local organisation

  • practice data gathering tools
  • use different tools to gather data in live context
  • field work reflection.

Day 7

Theory of Change

  • develop a theory of change from the live data gathered during fieldwork
  • relate theory of change thinking to M&E.

Day 8

Information for decision-making

  • review monitoring data
  • use M&E information and evidence for decision-making.

Day 9

Fostering a learning culture

  • identify ways to foster a learning culture
  • become M&E change agents and champions
  • coaching and preparation for participant presentations.

Day 10

Using what you have learnt

  • participant presentations
  • embedding learning for personal and organisational benefit
  • becoming change agents for M&E.
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