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Monitoring and Evaluation for Results 10-days Training

Monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes using results approaches

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Duration: 10 days

Venue
Date
Application Deadline
Fee
Brighton
08-19 Jul 19
28 Jun 19
£3250
Cape Town
23 Sep 19-04 Oct 19
23 Aug 19
£3250
Bangkok
18-29 Nov 19
18 Oct 19
£3250

Please note if your sponsor is registered in the UK, VAT will be added to this course fee at 20%. Which is reclaimable for all registered charities.

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.

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 stimulate learning, improvement and stakeholder buy-in
  • develop and work with a practical M&E system.

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Daily Course 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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