Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Training Course

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Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Training course is designed to provide professionals with a comprehensive understanding of M&E concepts, tools, and techniques. This course aims to help participants appreciate the importance of M&E, enhance their knowledge and skills in M&E practices, and empower them to become change drivers within their organizations.


10 Days

Who Should Attend?

  • M&E Officers and Specialists 
  • Program Managers and Coordinators
  • Development Practitioners
  • Researchers and Analysts
  • Policy Makers and Planners

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Course Objectives

At the end of this IRES training course, participants will learn:

  • Understanding the fundamentals of M&E: Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the key concepts, principles, and approaches of M&E in the context of program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Developing M&E frameworks and indicators: Participants will learn how to design and develop M&E frameworks, including setting clear objectives, defining measurable indicators, and establishing data collection methods.
  • Data collection and analysis: The training will cover various data collection methods, such as surveys, interviews, and focus group discussions, and participants will learn how to collect and analyze data effectively to inform decision-making.
  • Impact evaluation: Participants will acquire knowledge and skills in conducting impact evaluations to assess the long-term effects and outcomes of programs, including the use of experimental and quasi-experimental designs.
  • Reporting and communication: The training will focus on effectively communicating M&E findings and results to stakeholders through clear and concise reports, presentations, and visualizations.
  • Utilizing M&E for program improvement: Participants will understand how to use M&E data to identify strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement within programs, leading to evidence-based decision-making and adaptive management.
  • Ensuring accountability and learning: The training will emphasize the importance of accountability in M&E, including mechanisms for feedback, learning, and continuous improvement within organizations and projects.
  • Ethical considerations in M&E: Participants will learn about ethical considerations and best practices in data collection, storage, and analysis, ensuring compliance with ethical standards and protecting the rights and privacy of participants.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Understanding the purpose and significance of M&E
  • Exploring the key components of an effective M&E system
  • Recognizing the role of M&E in organizational decision-making

Module 2: M&E Frameworks and Models

  • Overview of different M&E frameworks and models
  • Understanding the logical framework approach (LFA)
  • Applying results-based management (RBM) principles to M&E

Module 3: Developing M&E Plans

  • Steps involved in developing an M&E plan
  • Identifying key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Designing data collection methods and tools

Module 4: Data Collection and Management

  • Techniques for collecting quantitative and qualitative data
  • Sampling methods and sample size determination
  • Data quality assurance and management

Module 5: Data Analysis and Interpretation

  • Introduction to data analysis techniques
  • Analyzing quantitative data using statistical software
  • Interpreting and presenting M&E findings effectively

Module 6: Utilizing Technology in M&E

  • Exploring digital tools and software for data collection and analysis
  • Using mobile data collection platforms
  • Harnessing the power of data visualization for effective reporting

Module 7: M&E for Learning and Adaptive Management

  • Incorporating learning and adaptive management principles in M&E
  • Utilizing feedback mechanisms for continuous improvement
  • Promoting evidence-based decision-making through M&E

Module 8: Impact Evaluation

  • Understanding impact evaluation methods
  • Experimental and quasi-experimental designs
  • Conducting impact evaluations and interpreting results

Module 9: M&E for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • Aligning M&E practices with the SDGs
  • Tracking progress and measuring impact on the SDGs
  • Integrating the SDGs into M&E frameworks

Module 10: Building a Culture of M&E

  • Promoting M&E as a strategic function within organizations
  • Engaging stakeholders in M&E processes
  • Overcoming challenges and barriers to implementing M&E

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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]/[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]/[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]/[email protected]

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