Single Course

Projects Monitoring and Evaluation (PME)

Project Management

Course Summary:

Developments projects need continuous tracking in addition to periodic assessments in order to be effective and efficiently. Donors, stakeholders, project implementation team, beneficiaries and general publics require constant feed back on project performance. Consequently, the  M & E training workshop will equip you with advanced Project Monitoring and evaluation skills including developing an appreciation of the components of an effective M & E Plan, Data collections methods, tools, ethical considerations in data collection, statistical analysis, processing, storage, sharing and feedback mechanisms and reporting to enhance your capacity of managing the project effectively and efficiently to deliver on the expected intervention 

Course Objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of monitoring & evaluation and how these tools fit into the related processes of strategic management, project management and policy implementation;
  • Learn about the Government-wide M&E framework and other related guidelines (Stats SA, Presidency indicators etc)
  • Understand key M&E concepts, processes and practices
  • Understand a results based management approach
  • Understand and apply problem analysis tools
  • Design a results chain and work-breakdown structure and Gantt Chart
  • Understand M&E indicators
  • Understand data collection and data analysis for M&E
  • How to set up an M&E Framework
  • Evaluation types, concepts and tools

Course Outline

Introduction to monitoring and evaluation

  • Terms and concepts applied in M & E Processes
  • Main difference between monitoring and evaluation
  • The value for monitoring and evaluation in the implementation of projects
  • Types of indicators and Identifying outcome indicators for your project
  • Monitoring and Evaluation in the Project Cycle Management
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Plan
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Framework
  • Types of Frameworks
  • Role of in Monitoring and Evaluation Project planning

Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation Plan

  • Describe the functions of an M&E plan
  • Describe the main elements of an M&E Plan
  • Define standards for an M&E plan
  • Describe some of the complexities of M &E Plan
  • Provide an overview of M&E plan implementation modalities

Data Collection/Capture/Data Quality Checks

  • Identify types of data collection tools(This will comparing these tools with the tools currently in use in your organization to identify areas of improvement)
  • Identify type of tools at each M &E level
  • Define data capture
  • Identify key steps in data capture
  • Define data quality
  • Quantitative methods
  • Qualitative methods

Data Analysis/Interpretation & Reporting

  • Role of data analysis in monitoring and evaluation
  • Types of data analysis
  • Interpretation of data
  • Deciding which reporting methods to use
  • Writing an effective M/E report
  • Communication of M&E findings for action and accountability