Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is an essential component of project cycle management. It helps project implementers to demonstrate that donor aid/government spending on interventions is meeting certain required standards. But most importantly, that it is achieving/or has achieved the set strategic objectives of an intervention.
To account for these, there has been an increasing demand for “Results-Based Management (RBM)” lately in many projects across institutions, and hence the adoption of “Results Framework” as a tool for monitoring, evaluating and communicating results.
Monitoring and evaluation is a process of data collection, storage, analysis and transforming of data into strategic information for making informed decisions for program management and improvement, policy formulation, and advocacy.
Although the RBM has largely been successful in communicating results, recent research has shown that the RBM does not provide sufficient evidence on how it incorporates stakeholder participation, learning, information sharing, organizational transparency and accountability. This has hence prompted new thinking on how to approach M&E in programmes.
Development partners/humanitarian actors are now switching to what we call “Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (PMEAL)” as an approach to M&E, as opposed to the traditional approaches into the same.
The PMEAL is stakeholder-oriented, results-focused, encourages learning and drives accountability on the part of project implementers.
This course is therefore designed to bring participants to speed with these essential elements.
To introduce participants to basics of monitoring & evaluation, planning, implementation, stakeholder analysis, accountability and learning.
Middle-Level Managers, Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Accountants, Personal Assistants, Entrepreneurs, Business Executives, Human Resource Managers, Team Leaders of private and state corporations, NGO’s and anyone seeking to enhance their professional skills.
- Introduction to Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E)
- M&E in Project Cycle & Design Review
- M&E Framework
- Selecting M&E Indicators
- M&E Planning
- M&E Systems
- M&E Costing/Budgeting
- Monitoring Practice, Learning & Reporting
- Evaluation Practice, Learning & Reporting
- Organizational Learning & Decision Making
- Accountability and Stakeholder Participation
- Stakeholder Learning, Communication & Information Sharing
The delivery of the course employs a combination of interactive lectures, discussions, reflections and case studies delivered by grants experts (both academics and practitioners).
The case methodology as a learning technique gives participants a chance to analyse real scenarios, and participate in collaborative problem-solving.
The mode of delivery is In-Person at the SBS Campus.
Why Pursue PMEAL at SBS?
- Participant-centred learning
- Flexible learning experience
- Build successful networks
- Expert faculty with sector experience
- World-class facilities
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