Online Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

Project Management, International Development

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Do you need to build effective monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) into project and programme work for both accountability and learning? This course will strengthen your skills in supporting the monitoring and evaluation objectives of your organisation, from programme design through to evaluation and impact assessment.

This course is designed to develop your understanding of the principles and practice of effective MEL, explore examples of MEL approaches and tools appropriate to different types of interventions and contexts, and help you to tackle MEL challenges that you may be facing. The course ensures that you will have a thorough understanding of MEL concepts, build both your core practical skills and the confidence needed to do MEL effectively.

I’d highly recommend INTRAC’s Online Monitoring Evaluation and Learning course – it gives a comprehensive approach to all the key elements of project monitoring and evaluation. Celeste Gomez, Programme Officer, IDEA International, Paraguay

What you will learn

  • Jargon busting: definitions used in MEL
  • Purposes of doing MEL
  • Core characteristics of effective MEL
  • How MEL fits with project cycle management
  • Hierarchy of objectives (including theory of change and log framing)
  • Developing indicators
  • Selecting and using appropriate methods and tools for data collection
  • Conducting and managing effective evaluations, including developing Terms of Reference
  • Effective and purposeful reporting
  • Closing the loop: ensuring MEL leads to organisational learning and improvement

What you require

Course schedule:

The course is held twice a week (Wednesday and Thursday) over 5 weeks. Each live session start at 13:00 UK time and lasts for 90 minutes. The training consists of a blend of ‘real time’ interactive live sessions led by our highly experienced trainers, individual and collaborative group activities, as well as individual coaching sessions.

This course provides flexibility and enables you to take part in an INTRAC course without travelling. Live sessions are recorded and are made available on our e-learning platform, so you can view them in your own time. You will need to have good internet connectivity to get the maximum benefit from this course.

Course fee:  £695

Application deadline: 10 April 2020. Kindly note that applications are assessed on a rolling basis. We reserve the right to close the enrolment before the deadline in case the course is oversubscribed. Apply early to avoid disappointment!