What models, frameworks and tools are suitable for a specific evaluation? How to balance the perspectives of different stakeholders? This course aims to equip you with up-to-date knowledge and state-of-the-art M&E tools.
Monitoring and evaluation skills are essential tools for working in a dynamic development environment. Sectoral plans at national, regional or local levels require a strategic investment in management tools that facilitate informed decision making, planning and implementation. Contextual changes such as the new aid architecture and multi-stakeholder environments will be examined. Participants will become familiar with new M&E frameworks, techniques and the changing role of information technology. Developing appropriate monitoring and evaluation and management information systems will receive particular emphasis. Rational data collection for optimal usefulness while imposing minimal burden on staff is highlighted. Special attention will be given to making monitoring and evaluation systems equity aware and to balancing the ethical aspects of an evaluation.