Monitoring & Evaluation: Planning and Practice
|Early - Aug 17||Regular - Sep 07||Late - Sep 28|
This two-day workshop 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 highly participatory course is just what you need.
Who Should Attend
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.
What You Will Learn
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:
- Justify investments in M&E to drive stronger project planning, design, and implementation
- Develop a project logical framework with clear goals, outcomes, outputs, and activities
- Write clear, useful indicators
- Evaluate data sources, data collection methods, and data quality
- Identify the various types of evaluation methodologies and how to consider which, if any, to integrate into your project
- Assess and employ methods to document, share, and disseminate learning throughout the project cycle
The Inside NGO Advantage
For more than 35 years, InsideNGO has been “inside” the NGO community, supporting organizations as they address the world’s most pressing social issues. Our learning activities are designed to help you and your organization build capacity, strengthen decision-making, develop more efficient systems, and identify effective solutions to important challenges. Our training programs are modeled on the best practices in adult learning. In today’s complex operating environment, learning has never been more important, and we take great pride in being your partner in professional and organizational development.
Overview of Monitoring & Evaluation and Learning in the Project Lifecycle
Value proposition for Monitoring & Evaluation in your work
Monitoring & Evaluation and Learning from Project Design through Project Close-out
Current and Emerging Trends
Developing an Action Learning Plan
1120 20th St NW
Washington DC 20036
The nearest Metro stop to the workshop is Farragut West on the Blue Line. Find a map of the DC metro system here.
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