Monitoring & Evaluation

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Monitoring and Evaluation

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is a process that helps improving performance and achieving results. Its goal is to improve current and future management of outputs, outcomes and impact.

Courses

Introduction to Monitoring Evaluation & Learning (MEL)

This one-day course is an introduction is designed to increase your understanding of monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL). It will stimulate ideas on how to design and implement monitoring and evaluation processes that strengthen accountability and learning, and so promote project, program and strategy effectiveness.

The course uses a ‘do to learn’ approach, using some of the tools that support MEL to deepen your knowledge and skills.

Who is it for?

It is suitable for people who are new to or have little experience of monitoring, evaluation and learning practice.

What you will learn

  • What monitoring and evaluation mean
  • How they relate to learning, accountability, transparency, impact assessment and quality
  • Why MEL is done and who is interested
  • The frameworks, approaches and language that inform MEL planning
  • How to build MEL into your plans from the outset
  • What tools can be used for data collection, analysis and communication
  • How to understand what difference your work makes (evaluation)

Programme

1. The what and why of MEL

  • What monitoring and evaluation mean
  • How they relate to learning, accountability, transparency, impact assessment and quality
  • Why MEL is done and who is interested

2. MEL frameworks and language

  • Frameworks and approaches that inform MEL
  • The language used in MEL
  • The MEL cycle

3. A MEL plan

  • Exploring key elements of a MEL plan
  • Defining indicators
  • What was easy, what was challenging, what did you learn?
  • Tools for data collection, analysis and communication

4. Evaluation

  • How to understand what difference your work makes
  • Approaches and processes for doing evaluation
  • Evaluation criteria, questions and standards

5. Practice in evaluating

  • Completing a survey, analysing and communicating the findings
  • Setting and defining criteria
  • Drawing conclusions, making recommendations and communicating them

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