Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Program


The ‘Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)’ course is a comprehensive program that covers the standards and procedures for results-based monitoring and evaluation for end-to-end project lifecycles.

This course endows participants with competences in setting up and implementing results-based monitoring and evaluation systems involving data management, analysis, and reporting.

Who Should Attend?

This Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Course would be suitable for:

  • Monitoring and evaluation specialists; project coordinators; programme managers; independent evaluators; donor staff appraising and evaluating projects and programmes; non-governmental organization officials involved in monitoring and evaluating.

  • Researchers, development staff, process practitioners, project managers and decision-makers

  • Anyone involved in the processes of research, supervise, manage, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate development project

Course Overview

In order to measure success and report on results, development workers and public-sector managers create monitoring and evaluation systems. Such systems make it possible to learn from experience and improve programme and project performance. Monitoring and evaluation is therefore an essential function for all organizations, programmes and projects, and consequently international and public-sector organizations have for several years been investing in the creation of such structures. To meet the need for specialist knowledge in this field, IRES is offering an online certification programme that provides all the technical skills and tools required to ensure effective monitoring of projects and programmes, and to manage the various evaluations that are part of the programming cycle.

The ‘Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)’ course is a comprehensive program that covers the standards and procedures for results-based monitoring and evaluation for end-to-end project lifecycles.

This course endows participants with competences in setting up and implementing results-based monitoring and evaluation systems involving data management, analysis, and reporting.

The participants will benefit from the latest M&E philosophies and practices including the results and participatory approaches.

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Course covers all the key elements of robust M&E systems along with hands-on practical projects to provide experience in the M&E concepts being taught.

Module 1: Theories of and approaches to  Monitoring and Evaluation

Theories of and approaches to Monitoring and Evaluation will delve into the fundamental principles and methodologies essential for effective monitoring and evaluation practices. Participants will explore various theoretical frameworks, approaches, and models used in monitoring and evaluation across different sectors and contexts. Key topics in this module will include understanding the concept and purpose of monitoring and evaluation, exploring different evaluation designs and methods, learning about data collection techniques and tools, and understanding the role of stakeholders in the monitoring and evaluation process. Participants will also gain insights into best practices, challenges, and ethical considerations in monitoring and evaluation. Through hands-on activities, case studies, and practical exercises, participants will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to design, implement, and assess monitoring and evaluation systems effectively.

Module 2: Monitoring, Reporting and Control

Monitoring, Reporting, and Control will focus on the practical aspects of implementing monitoring and evaluation systems and processes. Participants will learn how to effectively monitor project activities, collect relevant data, and generate timely and accurate reports. The module will cover topics such as designing monitoring frameworks, setting up data collection systems, analyzing and interpreting monitoring data, and communicating findings to stakeholders. Participants will also explore techniques for identifying and addressing deviations from project plans through effective control mechanisms. Through case studies, interactive exercises, and real-world examples, participants will develop the skills needed to ensure project success through systematic monitoring, reporting, and control measures.

Module 3: Data Collection, Management and Analytics for M&E

Data Collection, Management, and Analytics for M&E will delve into the intricacies of collecting, managing, and analyzing data in the context of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) processes. Participants will learn various methods and tools for data collection, including surveys, interviews, focus groups, and participatory approaches. The module will also cover best practices for data management, including data storage, organization, cleaning, and validation, to ensure data integrity and reliability. Participants will explore techniques for analyzing M&E data using statistical methods, qualitative analysis, and data visualization tools. Additionally, the module will address ethical considerations and privacy concerns related to data collection and management in M&E activities. Through hands-on exercises and case studies, participants will develop practical skills in designing data collection tools, managing M&E datasets, and conducting meaningful data analysis to inform decision-making and improve program outcomes.

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Program Experience

Program Delivery

Delivered via video lectures.

Real-World Examples

Delivered through a combination of video and live online lectures.

Applications to Data Sets

Learn through individual assignments and feedback.

Debrief of Learnings

Delivered through a combination of recorded and live video lectures.

Certificate

Upon successful completion of the program, you will earn a certificate of completion from Indepth Research Institute.

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