Various development and private sector stakeholders are increasingly appreciating the value of utilizing evidence to develop and run programs as well as build products that are impactful. These stakeholders are keen to continuously capture information, process it quickly and integrate lessons learnt to optimize quality and cost.

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) therefore remains a key aspect of organizational management and product (or program) development as more stakeholders demand evidence of what works and what doesn’t, both in the private sector and in the public/development space.

The programmes aims to empower senior managers and program teams with essential skills in impact evaluations. Participants learn to use evaluation data for better program and policy decisions and establish effective evaluation systems within their organizations.

Key Benefits

By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Develop an organizational monitoring and evaluation system
  • Gain deeper understanding of impact evaluations
  • Understand how to analyze and use evaluation data to inform program and policy decisions and;
  • Run impact evaluations from start to end, and use the IE reports for learning and product/program development

For Who

The programme is designed for senior managers and all professionals who might have undertaken the basic Monitoring & Evaluation training and need to progress to the advanced level.

Key Learning Outcomes

By the end of the programme, participants should be able to:

  • Develop a system to collect and compile data
  • Determine an appropriate method of analyzing, presenting and disseminating information to different stakeholders
  • Demonstrate the ability to use the information to identify problems and implement changes
  • Describe and understand the various stages in an M&E system: planning, data collection, making data usable and using data for decision-making to help organizations reflect on and strengthen their plans

Programme Structure

  • Introduction to surveys
  • Developing survey instruments and procedures
  • Questionnaire design
  • Sampling procedures
  • Data gathering
  • Impact evaluations
    1. Defining impact
    2. Why monitor and/or evaluate impact?
    3. Various techniques: randomization, the difference in difference etc.
  • Group discussions


Digital Data gathering (Open Data Kit)
  1. Survey Authoring
  2. Designing forms manually: Using XLS Forms
  3. Hosting survey data and platforms for hosting
  4. Configuring the server
  5. Preparing the mobile phone for data collection
  6. Downloading data
  7. Working with Spatial data (GPS Coordinates)
Comparison of Data analysis packages Excel, SPSS, STATA, R etc
  1. Plenary discussion with participants
  2. The rationale for choosing software for analysis
  3. Qualitative vs. quantitative data
  4. Variable selection and analytical needs
    • Data quality: criteria and cleaning processes in excel/SPSS
    • Data validation
Introduction to Excel for Data processing and Analysis
  1. Data Auditing and Validation using Excel
  2. Variable measures: categorical vs. interval
  3. Measures of central tendency and association
  4. Data visualization in excel: graphs, charts and tables
  5. Overview of SPSS
  6. Data Management and Graphics with SPSS
Running frequencies in SPSS
  1. Tests of significance: comparing groups/area
  2. Tests of Association (Cross-tabs, Chi-Squared, Tau, Eta, Phi & Cramer’s V)
Difference (T-Test, Chi-Squared)
  1. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
  2. Correlation Analysis (Pearson, Spearman)
  3. Regression Analysis
  4. Interpreting data: statistical inference
  5. Data for decision making
  6. Understanding stakeholder needs
  7. Knowledge management

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Developing Great African Leaders

Key Details

Date: 25 – 29 November 2024

Cost: Kshs. 110,000

Mode of Delivery: In-person

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