Teaching & Academics

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

Requirements

  • No prior knowledge is required for this crash course on Monitoring and Evaluation.

Description

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

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