Monitoring & Evaluation is an important management function in today’s business, NGO and government landscape. Monitoring and Evaluation systems essentially focus on the tracking and evaluation of organisational performance. Government, as well as business managers is increasingly challenged to provide evidence for whether their projects or policies are achieving clearly defined outcomes and impacts.
Results-based monitoring and evaluation systems provide feedback on the actual outcomes and goals of government programmes and projects. Results-based systems require answers to questions like:
What higher-order objectives and expected outcomes has the department set?
Have measurable outcomes and impacts been achieved?
Are these outcomes and impacts sustainable?
From this point of departure, it is essential that leaders, managers, teams and individuals in organizations, public and private, develop their skills to understand, track and report on monitoring and evaluation. This course on Monitoring & Evaluation will empower you to understand, direct and implement the phases of a robust and results-based M&E framework.
Upon completing this course, the participants should be able to:
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