4-day Training on Monitoring & Evaluation
Results-based monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is a powerful management tool that can be used to help policy and decision makers track progress and demonstrate the impact of a given project, programme, or policy. Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is an essential component of any intervention, project, or programme that provides assurance regarding expected outcomes. Unlike traditional implementation-focused M&E, results-based M&E moves beyond an emphasis on inputs and outputs to a greater focus on outcomes and impacts.
This course discusses the main components of a typical M&E system. The course aims at providing trainees with a clear overall picture of M&E is about; including appreciating key concepts and practices needed to tackle advanced topics.
|Objectives||Who Should Attend|
|– Understand what M&E entails and related terminologies;
– Identify the key purposes and scope of M&E;
– Explain key M&E processes;
– Differentiate between monitoring functions and evaluation functions;
– Describe the functions of an M&E plan;
– Discuss how information can be used for decision making & how to analyze the information;
– Undertake M&E reporting and communication and demonstrate capacity to write reports;
– Communicate and present on M&E related aspects
|– Professionals interested in M&E in the public, private or non-governmental sector;
– Managers (including project and programme managers) and supervisors interested in effective management of their projects and programmes;
– Students and people interested in a career in project management or monitoring and evaluation (M&E)
|– Participants will have a good understanding of M&E concepts and processes.
– They understand what M&E is, how it is implemented and why it is needed by an organization.
– They will appreciate the application of M&E to programmes, projects and results-based endeavours.
|– Preferably university graduate or under-graduate
– Good command and understanding of English language
– No prior experience of project management is required, although this will be an advantage
|DAY ONE||DAY TWO|
|– Understanding Monitoring and Evaluation Systems
• Results based M&E defined
• Factors to consider when setting up
• Integrating M&E in the Project Cycle
• Significance of M&E to a sales and marketing team
– Designing Monitoring and Evaluation Systems
• Results framework
• Indicator development
|– Components of M&E plan
– Data management
|DAY THREE||DAY FOUR|
|– Designing an evaluation: factors to consider; types of evaluation; Steps of conducting an evaluation- Budgeting for M&E systems: cost components of an M&E system; characteristics of M&E budgets
– Contracting M&E services: contracting arrangements; factors to consider when sourcing for M&E services
|– Dissemination and Use
· Report writing and presentation skills
· Communication strategies for M&E
· Use of reports
– Sustaining M&E in the organization