Effective Monitoring & Evaluation for Public and Donor-Funded Programmes

Effective Monitoring & Evaluation for Public and Donor-Funded Programmes

About the course

Effective monitoring and evaluation aim to improve current and future management of outputs, outcomes, and impact. It involves a continuous assessment of programmes based on early detailed information on the progress or delay of the ongoing assessed activities. It also explores an examination concerning the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, and impact of activities in the light of specified objectives.


Target Group

This training is best suited for Project Management Officials, government officials, department heads and program managers; policy makers and program implementers; development practitioners and activists and NGO and CSO members, University Researchers among others.

Course Objectives

By the end of the training, the participants should be able to:

    • Identify Program Goals and Objectives.
    • Define Indicators.
    • Define Data Collection Methods and Timelines.
    • Identify M&E Roles and Responsibilities.
    • Plan for Dissemination and Donor Reporting.

Course Content

Basic Concepts in monitoring and evaluation

    • Introduction to M&E
    • M&E and the project/programme cycle
    • Importance of M&E
    • Purposes and uses of M&E
    • Identifying gaps in M&E
    • Barriers to effective M&E
    • Introduction to Problem Analysis

Results-based M&E

    • Definition of Result Based M&E
    • Why results-based management?
    • Results-based M&E outline and cycle
    • How to use results-based management M&E
    • Result Based M&E tools
    • The performance Indicators and performance measurement framework
    • Steps to complete a Performance Measurement Framework

Readiness Assessment & Determination of Outcomes for M&E

  • Readiness Assessment
    • M&E readiness assessment and its significance
    • Aspects of M&E readiness assessment
    • How to conduct Readiness Assessment
    • Determination of Outcomes
  • The Importance of Outcomes
    • Issues to Consider in Choosing Outcomes to Monitor and Evaluate
    • Selecting Key Performance Indicators to Monitor Outcomes
    • How to choose Good Performance Indicators
    • The Use of Proxy Indicators
    • The Pros and Cons of Using Predesigned Indicators
    • Constructing Indicators
    • Setting Indicators

Baseline Assessment

    • What is a baseline assessment?
    • Importance of baseline assessment
    • Setting baselines and indicators
    • Gathering data on baseline Indicators
    • Use of Baseline data on indicators
    • Examples of baseline studies

M&E Systems and Frameworks

    • Principles of the M&E system
    • Identifying the purpose and scope of the M&E system
    • Design & set up of M&E system
    • Practical on designing the M&E system
    • Definition of M&E frameworks
    • Developing and implementing M&E frameworks
    • Linking M&E frameworks to indicators

Performance M&E for Results

    • Types and Levels of Monitoring
    • Links between Implementation Monitoring and Results Monitoring
    • Needs of Every Results-Based Monitoring System
    • Evaluation techniques
    • Gender disintegration in M&E planning
    • Communicating M&E findings
    • The Use of Monitoring and Evaluation Findings
    • Assessing program impact

Mobile Based Data Collection (ODK) and mapping

    • Introduction to mobile phone data collection
    • Advantages and challenges of Mobile Applications
    • Components of Open Data Kit (ODK)
    • ODK platforms and formats
    • Downloading and install ODK Collect into mobile devices or using file
    • Designing and creating Forms
    • ODK Aggregate Server

Statistical Concepts, Research Methodology, Data Collection, and Management

    • Meaning Qualitative and quantitative data
    • Types of variables (Numerical, discrete variables, dummy variables,
    • Determination of research designs
    • Sampling techniques and sample size
    • Designing research tools, Data collection techniques
    • Entering categorical and continuous data
    • Defining and labelling variables
    • Validation and Sorting variables
    • Transforming, recording and computing variables

Tabulation and graphical presentation of data

    • Descriptive Statistics
    • Frequency tables
    • Tables for categorical data
    • Graphs and charts

Data analysis and interpretation for M&E

    • Hypothesis testing
    • Comparing Means.
    • Regression and Correlation Analysis
    • Interpreting the data
    • Introduction to analyzing qualitative data and qualitative data analysis software (NVIvo)
    • Transform data and Using GPS Coordinates for Mapping/Visualizing



The instructor-led pieces of training are delivered using a combined learning approach and comprise of presentations, practical sessions, and online tutorials. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professionals and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with Profound Research Services (PRC) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The training will be held at PRC Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for travel expenses, visa application(where applicable), insurance among other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +254 74040112


This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our PRC Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 74040112 or mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Payment should be transferred to PRC account through bank on or before C.O.B. 7th February 2022 .

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Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.



Event Properties

Event Date 02-14-2022 8:00 am
Event End Date 02-25-2022 1:00 pm
Cut off date 02-07-2022
Individual Price KSH 140,000.00
Location Kisumu
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