Designing and Implementing Monitoring & Evaluating Systems
Learn how to design and implement effective monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems with this free online course.
Take this certificate on your own.
Start now and learn at your own pace.
CertificationView course modules
Monitoring demonstrates results and informs decision making while evaluation assesses what results have been achieved and how they have been achieved. This course will first discuss the main differences between monitoring and evaluation. You will learn the purpose of establishing a monitoring and evaluation system, and study the three main reasons why we monitor. You will study the 5 steps of establishing an M&E system, including how to determine a methodology and a source.
You will then study results and results-based management and frameworks, and look into outputs, outcomes, and goals. You will learn how to develop and select performance indicators, such as quantitative indicators, which show whether or not change and progress has been made. You will then study sources of information and methods of data collection. In addition, you will look into assumptions and risks and grouping indicators, and learn how to develop output monitoring tools.
Systematic and robust monitoring and evaluation depends on coherent program design. This course will give you a better understanding of how sound M&E systems are critical for helping organizations understand up to what extent they have inched towards their goal. By the end of this course, you will understand how to establish a monitoring and evaluation system. This is a powerful skill, so check out the course today and learn something really useful in just a few short hours.
Course Trailer: Designing and Implementing Monitoring and Evaluation Systems
Module 1: Introduction to the Designing and Implementing M&E Systems Course
Introduction to Designing and Implementing Monitoring and Evaluation Systems
Monitoring and Evaluation Concepts
Establishing a Monitoring and Evaluation System - Part 1
Establishing a Monitoring and Evaluation System - Part 2
Introduction to Designing and Implementing Monitoring and Evaluation Systems Assessment
Module 2: Step One - Defining Results and Results Based Management and Results Frameworks
Step One: Defining Results and Results Based Management and Results Frameworks - Part 1
Step One: Defining Results and Results Based Management and Results Frameworks - Part 2
Step One: Defining Results and Results Based Management and Results Frameworks Assessment
Step One: Defining Results and Results Based Management and Results Frameworks Self-Directed Exercise
Module 3: Step Two - Developing and Selecting Performance Indicators
Step Two: Developing and Selecting Performance Indicators - Part 1
Step Two: Developing and Selecting Performance Indicators - Part 2
Step Two: Developing and Selecting Performance Indicators Assessment
Step Two: Developing and Selecting Performance Indicators Self-Directed Exercise
Module 4: Step Three - How to Collect Data
Sources of Information and Methods of Data Collection
Sources of Information and Methods of Data Collection Self-Directed Exercise
Frequency and Responsibility of Data Collection
Frequency and Responsibility of Data Collection Self-Directed Exercise
Data Collection Assessment
Module 5: Steps Four, Five and Six
Step Four: Assumptions and Risks
Step Five: Grouping Indicators
Step Five: Grouping Indicators Self-Directed Exercise
Step Six: Developing Output Monitoring Tools
Step Four, Step Five and Step Six Assessment
Module 6: Summary and Key Messages
Module 7: Designing and Implementing Monitoring and Evaluation Systems Assessment
Having completed this course learners will be able to:
- Describe the guiding principles of sound monitoring and evaluation systems;
- Describe how to use Results Based Management to develop robust monitoring and evaluation systems;
- Describe how to strengthen monitoring and evaluation systems in our units.
All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is:
Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning
Alison offers 3 types of Certificates for completed Certificate courses:
Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping
All Certificates are available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certificates, please visit our FAQs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certificate, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certificate pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.