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(Online) Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Training

This Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning online course is a 8-week programme specifically designed for development workers in NGOs, government, UN agencies and private sector organisations. We know you and your organisation want to become more effective. We believe you can do this by enhancing MEAL practices.

The course addresses MEAL for the entire results chain, and enables you to understand the importance of using information and knowledge for learning and evidence-based decision making.

Understand how to develop a learning M&E system, use new digital technologies, and explore techniques for monitoring remotely.

You work from the comfort of your own home or office. You complete the course over 8 weeks with facilitated, scheduled live meetings.

You will join a peer group of participants from different organisations and countries. IMA International facilitators will guide and mentor your learning process, providing you with:

1. Practical exercises and reflection activities
2. 6 guided 90-minute group webinars (recordings made available)
3. Peer group work
4. Presentations and video inputs
5. Written resources and links
6. Relevant case studies
7. User-friendly platform for accessing all materials, presentations and resources, sharing with your peer group and uploading your regular assignments to a dedicated portfolio
8. Scheduled access to mentors
9. Personalised mentoring session within 3 months after the course
10. Opportunity to apply MEAL tools in your workplace.

For the course starting on the 12th September the provisional webinar dates are on the 15th and 22nd September, 6th,13th and 27th October and 3rd November. All at 12 pm Midday (GMT).

How long: This 8-week programme will take between 30-40 hours to complete including: contact hours; self-study and reflection; peer and paired work; pre and post course learning.

You are awarded an M&E certificate after completing the course and fulfilling all course criteria.

More dates will be added soon, please sign up for our online learning updates to receive notifications.

Duration: 30-40 hours over 8 weeks

Application Deadline
12 Sep 22-04 Nov 22
09 Sep 22
£1400 (excl. VAT)
05 Dec 22-10 Feb 23
02 Dec 22
£1400 (excl. VAT)

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

Why choose this course

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
• design and manage evaluation
• use your M&E findings to improve learning and stakeholder engagement
• use new and innovative digital methods for M&E, including remote monitoring
• incorporate Knowledge Sharing practices into your M&E
• develop and work with a practical M&E system.

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What you will learn

Module 1: MEAL fundamentals
Module 2: Identify stakeholders and their differing needs and roles
Module 3: Creating logic models
Module 4: M&E frameworks
Module 5: Assumptions and risks in design
Module 6: Developing indicators, targets and sources of data
Module 7: Data collection and remote M&E
Module 8: Reviews in M&E
Module 9: Baseline, evaluation, and impact studies.
Module 10: Participatory appraisal methods
Module 11: Prepare an M&E plan
Module 12: MEAL systems

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Monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes using results approaches


Module 1:The fundamentals of MEAL and results approaches
Module 2:Identify stakeholders and their differing needs and roles with M&E
Module 3: Creating logic models, their uses and forms
Module 4: Working with different types of frameworks
Module 5: Understanding the difference between assumptions and risks in design
Module 6: Developing indicators, targets and means of verification at different result levels
Module 7: Qualitative and quantitative data collection approaches and instruments and data management
Module 8: Reviews in M&E
Module 9: Baseline data, evaluation types and methods, and impact studies.
Module 10: Participatory appraisal methods for MEAL
Module 11: Preparation of a tailored organisational MEAL plan
Module 12: MEAL systems and using information for Learning
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