ICT for Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Course

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How do you use technology to get insight from information? Whether you work for a small nonprofit, large government agency, or private sector firm, the demand to capture and visualize quantifiable results has never been greater.

A number of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) have been developed to address these needs such as social media analytics tools, mapping and data visualization software, mobile data collection systems and more. Understanding the tools and best practices available for gathering information, applying it to your project challenges, and assessing the results is necessary for project success.

This ten days training course will focus on building skills and strategies to better collect, manage, analyze and visualize data using a variety of tech tools.  It will feature interactive guest expert presentations with leading M&E practitioners, software developers, and data scientists. It will also include a unique hands-on learning environment with technology demos, practical activities and networking events.


10 days

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this  training course, participants should be able to:

  • Critically analyze both the opportunities and the pitfalls that emerge when working with technology to carry out monitoring and evaluation work.

  • Connect relevant development theories to the technological strategies and tools discussed in the course

  • Manage specific software platforms and tools for monitoring and evaluation activities

  • Design dynamic and effective strategies for using tools and platforms improve monitoring and evaluation efforts

  • Design, manage and implement mobile data collection tools for monitoring and evaluation

  • Develop critical self-confidence for working with technology to address monitoring and evaluation challenges.


Module I: Introduction to ICT for M&E

  • Overview of aspects of M&E and associated types of technology

  • Big Data and how it related to M&E

  • Overview of big data analytics

  • Data Responsibility

  • Open Data

  • Open Source data portal software

  • Casestudy of Open Data Portals in Africa (Open Kenya, openAFRICA)

  • Casestudy of World Bank Open Data Portal (The World Bank: Data)

Module II: Data Collection for M&E

  • Mobile data collection

  • Social media analytics

  • Web surveys

  • SMS data collection

  • Remote Sensors

  • “Mixed Methods Approach”: collection methods for qualitative and quantitative data

  • Data Storage: Excel and relational database

  • Mobile data collection with Open Data Kit (ODK)

  • Aggregating data from social media

Module III: Evaluation – Data Analysis and Visualization

  • Data Visualization

  • Mapping

  • Dashboards

  • Using Web visualisation tools

  • Using Google Maps and Fusion Table for mapping M&E indicators

Module IV: Integrating Technology-Enabled M&E

  • Human Centered Design

  • Real-time M&E

  • M&E databases

  • Impact Evaluation

  • Satellite Imaging

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Course Administration Details:


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute(IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected] or [email protected]

Mob: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067


This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067

Mob: +254 792516000+254 792516010 , +250 789621067 ,or mail [email protected] or [email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course.

Send proof of payment to [email protected] or [email protected]

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