Short course on project monitoring

About the Course

The short course on project Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) for Results Based is designed for managers and monitoring and evaluation officers who supervise, manage, plan and implement M&E in their projects and programmes. The course addresses M&E for the entire results chain, including all-important outcomes of the project / programme. The course covers the principles, and embeds the practice of M&E for results based.

The course is delivered by our practitioners with extensive participatory field experience. This is the leading M&E course for development professionals. Those responsible for project or programme-level M&E benefit from the latest M&E thinking and practice, including results based approaches. This course will enable you to bring the learning into practice and to understand the difference between data, information and knowledge which is a key aspect to ensure strategic decision making.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course it is expected that the participants should be able to:

  • Differentiate and appropriately apply different types of evaluation 
  • Examine a wide range of the key evaluation issues
  • Decide what and how to monitor and evaluate development projects
  • Clarify key results at the programme-level using logic models
  • Develop SMART indicators and targets
  • Use different tools for data collection and analysis
  • Design and manage evaluation
  • Use M&E findings to stimulate learning and make improvements to project interventions
  • Engage stakeholders in the evaluation process
  • Develop and work with a practical gendered M&E system

Course Modules

  1. Basic concepts of project/programme monitoring and evaluation
  2. Linking logical framework with monitoring and evaluation
  3. Project monitoring and evaluation system
  4. Tools for monitoring and evaluation
  5. Types of evaluation
  6. Evaluation criteria
  7. Carrying out monitoring and evaluation
  8. Methods for data collection, analysis and presentation

Target Group

The course is designed for programme / project managers and officers, M&E officers, Community Development Officers, Planning Officers and academicians. Other parties with interest in improving their skills in project management are also welcome.

Delivery Mode

The course is structured with a series of brief lecture, case studies and field visits to enforce the application of knowledge gained into practice. 


The course is scheduled for one week (5 working days) including field excursion from 18th to 22nd February 2019

Course Fees

Seven hundred thousand shillings (700,000 Tshs) will be charged per participant: This caters for tuition, lunch, refreshments, tea, conference hall and field excursion.

Course Programme



Session Contents

Day 1

8.30 - 10.30

Introduction to the course (Registration, Personal introductions, Expectations of participants, Programme, Rationale)

M1. Basic concepts of monitoring and evaluation

11.00 - 1.00

M2. Linking logical framework with monitoring and evaluation

2.00 - 4.00

M2.  Cont'd

Day 2

8.30 - 10.30

M3. Project monitoring and evaluation system

11.00 - 1.00

M3. Developing gendered M&E system

2.00 - 4.00

M3. cont'd

Day 3

8.30 - 10.30

M4. Tools for monitoring and evaluation

11.00 - 1.00

M5. Undertaking monitoring and evaluation

2.00 - 4.00

M6. Methods for data collection, analysis and presentation

Day 4

8.30 - 5.00

Field excursion: Undertaking monitoring and evaluation

Day 5

8.30 - 10.30

M5&6. cont'd

11.00 - 1.00

M5&6. cont'd

2.00 - 4.00

M5&6. cont'd

Wrap up and closure

Tea break, lunch and mid-afternoon refreshments are scheduled for 10.30-11.00 am, 1.00-2.00 pm and 4.00-4.30 pm respectively

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