Advanced Programme in Monitoring and Evaluation, Policy and Development Management
It is common to find development practitioners who need M&E, but don’t know how to set up an M&E system, or how to make it work well and provide the information needed for policy/decision makers.
This detailed, practical programme explains the skills and steps for making monitoring and evaluation system work efficiently and effectively. The objective of the programme is to create an M&E system (i.e. people, processes and partnerships) that collects, verifies and analyses good quality information that is useful and used by decision makers, managers, implementers, funders, and other stakeholders.
The programme introduces the concept of results-based management, and the internationally accepted 12 components of functional M&E systems framework. It describes the purpose and functions of each component, and builds skills by taking users through the steps for setting up, or improving what already exists.
The programme is of particular interest to all those responsible for M&E, across both public and private sector economies, especially those who set up, operate, or oversee M&E functions, who wish to ensure that data are collected, compiled, and provided in a useful way to decision makers.
- Be able to conduct an effective readiness assessment, as the initial step in result-based M&E.
- Determine relevant outcomes to monitor and evaluate.
- Be able to develop key indicators to monitor outcomes.
- Able to gather baseline data on indicators and to set up planning programme for improvement.
- Be able to carry out monitoring for results and evaluate information to support decision and policy development.
- Ability to analyse and report findings.
- Be able to determine adequate use of findings.
- Better understand and be able to use the 12 components of a functional M&E system.
- Develop the skills to design, use and sustain simple but comprehensive M&E systems.
Who should attend
This programme is particularly essential for personnel with policy development in the public sector agencies and departments.
It is highly recommended for national, regional and local policy level personnel, especially those with Monitoring and Evaluation responsibilities, such as managers and supervisors in both public or private sector economies.