This course discusses in details key concepts of Monitoring and Evaluation, to enable the students better understand, participate in, and contribute to the Monitoring and Evaluation processes of the organizations. The essential topics covered include;
1. Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation
2. Designing logical framework in Monitoring and Evaluation
3. Monitoring and Evaluation Framework
4. Monitoring and Evaluation methods
5. Monitoring and Evaluation Tools
6. Sampling in Monitoring and Evaluation
7. Ethics & Informed Consent in Monitoring and Evaluation
8. Data analysis and presentation in monitoring and Evaluation
Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is used to assess the performance of projects, institutions and programmes set up by governments, international organizations and NGOs. Its goal is to improve current and future management of outputs, outcomes and impact. Monitoring is a continuous assessment of programmes based on early detailed information on the progress or delay of the ongoing assessed activities. An evaluation is an examination concerning the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and impact of activities in the light of specified objectives
Monitoring and evaluation are critical for building a strong, global evidence base around projects for assessing the wide, diverse range of interventions being implemented to address it. At the global level, it is a tool for identifying and documenting successful programmes and approaches and tracking progress toward common indicators across related projects. Monitoring and evaluation forms the basis of strengthening understanding around the many multi-layered factors underlying projects and the effectiveness of the response at the service provider, community, national and international level.
At the programme level, the purpose of monitoring and evaluation is to track implementation and outputs systematically, and measure the effectiveness of programmes. It helps determine exactly when a programme is on track and when changes may be needed. Monitoring and evaluation forms the basis for modification of interventions and assessing the quality of activities being conducted.
Monitoring and evaluation can be used to demonstrate that programme efforts have had a measurable impact on expected outcomes and have been implemented effectively. It is essential in helping managers, planners, implementers, policy makers and donors acquire the information and understanding they need to make informed decisions about programme operations.
The course will enable you build basics understanding of monitoring and Evaluation