Monitoring and Evaluation
What you'll learn
- Understand what Monitoring and Evaluation is - and what the differences are between these two concepts.
- Get an overview why this area of work is rapidly changing.
- Understand what measuring means - and that it is about reducing uncertainty
- Design or critically review a results chain.
- Work with quantitative and qualitative data
- Work with secondary and primary data and be familiar with key tools for collecting data yourself
- Critically review indicators and design high-quality indicators yourself
- No prior knowledge is required for this crash course on Monitoring and Evaluation.
This mini course equips you with basic knowledge on Monitoring and Evaluation.
After this course, you will:
know what Monitoring and Evaluation a programme, policy or service is
understand the difference between monitoring and evaluating
understand that measuring is about reducing uncertainty
know the difference between data, information and knowledge
work with a results chain in the context of development and governance programmes, policies or services
understand inputs, activities, outputs, outcomes and impact
understand the difference between quantitative and qualitative data
understand the difference between secondary and primary data
know some key tools to collect data yourself
know how to design high-quality, effective indicators
The crash course consists of 20 short, easily digestible lessons with video clips and graphics. It also provides downloadable material with the content of the course as well as suggestions for additional, high quality reading for each chapter.
Who this course is for:
- Staff members of development organizations (UN agencies, international non-governmental organizations) who want to get quickly familiar with the basics of Monitoring and Evaluation.
- Professionals who consider a career in Monitoring & Evaluation
- Students who are interested in Monitoring & Evaluation of development and governance programmes, policies and services
- M&E professionals who want a quick refresher on basic concepts of Monitoring and Evaluation
- Evaluators who are area experts but who want an overview of basic concepts of Monitoring and Evaluation
Hi. My name is Thomas Winderl.
I am a senior advisor for Monitoring and Evaluation.
Over the past 11 years, I have carried out nearly 100 consultancies in over 30 countries around the globe, mainly in Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa.
My clients include many organizations of the United Nations (UNDP, UNICEF, UNCDF, UNFPA, UNOPS, UN Women, DPKO, UNDG, ESCWA, ESCAP) but also the European Commission, the European Court of Audits, the British Council and the American University of Beirut.
Previously, I worked for 8 years with an NGO in Africa and as a Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Nepal, Bhutan and Afghanistan.
I holds a Doctorate in Political Science and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Liverpool.