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Designing and Implementing Monitoring and Evaluating Systems - Revised

Learn how to design and implement effective monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems with this free online course.

Project Management
Free Course
While many people may have already been trained in generic concepts of RBM and M&E systems, applying the theory in practical ways is often a challenge. This course will teach you how to transform the sheets of paper containing program-results frameworks and indicators into a well-functioning system of data collection, analysis, interpretation, reporting, and learning. This a powerful skill to have, which you can learn today.

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Outcome

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Description

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.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course learners will be able to:


  • Define the difference between monitoring and evaluation
  • Identify the 10 steps in establishing a monitoring and evaluation system
  • Describe the guiding principles of sound monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Outline how to use Results Based Management to develop robust monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Discuss how to strengthen monitoring and evaluation systems

Certification

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 official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification 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

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