Understand M&E activities and master specific tools and approaches that can be applied to achieve program success.
The session focuses on the planning and practice of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in the development sector. The content is focused on the key elements of monitoring, evaluation, and learning as they appear throughout the project lifecycle—from project conception to implementation through close-out. If you wish to better understand the link between M&E activities and program success, learn more about how you can best support M&E activities as part of a project team, and master specific tools and approaches that can be applied to your current work.
This workshop is designed for individuals who have a basic understanding of project management but limited exposure to project learning, monitoring, and evaluation. It is not intended for practitioners who already have significant M&E experience.
This workshop explores how the M&E process can strengthen program quality and accountability, as well as how donors’ objectives can often influence project learning, monitoring, and evaluation. You will learn how to:
- identify the basic purposes and scope of M&E
- differentiate between monitoring functions and evaluation functions
- describe the functions of an M&E plan
- identify the main components of an M&E plan
- identify and differentiate between conceptual frameworks, results frameworks and logic models (Logical Framework Analysis or LFA)
- describe how frameworks are used for M&E planning
- identify criteria for the selection of indicators
- describe how indicators are linked to frameworks
- identify types of data sources, and
- describe how information can be used for decision-making