PME Academy - Monitoring and Evaluation Online Course

Join David Hearle to develop world class expertise in Monitoring & Evaluation for International Development

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David’s online, M&E for International Development Course has been produced as 8 modules that cover all aspects of Monitoring & Evaluation. This is based on working in M&E in 30 countries over the last 36 years for numerous aid agencies. And teaching M&E to over 2400 individuals in courses held in Asia, Africa, Pacific and Europe.

Gain access to a huge collection of readers, templates, examples. exercises, PowerPoints and video lectures

If you choose to enrol with the "Professional Package" you will get one on one access to David Hearle through email for 8 weeks as well as a one on one telephone call to help with your specific needs. David is fully available over the 8 weeks as a one on one tutor and will be reviewing and commenting on assignments.

You will have full access to all course materials and videos when the course starts so you have full flexibility when you study. Once the course is over you will still have access to the course materials for as long as you need.

All online course packages will receive a certificate of course completion. The Professional Package will receive a "Certificate of Competence in M&E"

About the course

Meet David and learn more about PME Academy

Your Instructor

David Hearle
David Hearle

David is very well recognised in international development with 36 years’ experience in much of Africa, Asia, South Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.

This has involved working as Project Director, Team Leader, Consultant and Trainer in 30 countries for many of the UN agencies, World Bank, EU, ADB, FAO, numerous bilateral donors, including DFID, SDC, GTZ, DFAT, and many national and international NGOs, numerous National Governments and large corporations.

Class Curriculum

  Module 1 - M&E in International Development
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Essentials Professional Groups
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All videos and resources
Private Facebook group
Certificate of completion
Certificate of competence
One on one telephone call
Exercises and assesment
8 weeks email support from David
Personalised help from David
2 day in person workshop
Group video calls
Up to 10 people

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. As part of the course you will also get 8 weeks of access to David, through email and weekly video discussions. As well as 8 weeks to complete the assignments if you wish to get the certificate at the end of the course.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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More Details About the Course

The M&E for International Development course provides a broad overview of Monitoring & Evaluation as applied to International Development.

The course assumes zero or limited skills and knowledge of Monitoring & Evaluation and designed for those new to Monitoring & Evaluation or who have been working in Monitoring & Evaluation but not been exposed to any formal training in the monitoring or evaluating development projects.

Participants will generally be working for NGOs, Governments, Donors, Corporates, and Consultancies or as independent consultants.

The learning outcomes are shown below:

  • Describe the purposes of monitoring and evaluation
  • Explain the differences between evaluation, monitoring, inspection, review and audit
  • Explain the relationship between monitoring systems and evaluations
  • Understand the importance of the Results Chain to project design, implementation, and evaluation
  • State the differences and relationship between impact, outcome, outputs, activities, and inputs
  • Explain the rationale for having a Theory of Change
  • Explain the relationship between expected changes and project objectives in the Results Chain or Narrative Column of the Log Frame
  • Describe the steps to develop a Theory of Change
  • Recognition of the significance of the Theory of Change to M&E and performance management
  • Describe the main purposes and use of the Log Frame and it’s role in M&E
  • Describe the steps that need be followed to develop a Monitoring System
  • Understand the importance of having an effective monitoring system for project performance
  • Describe the purpose of an M&E Framework
  • Explain the purpose of an M&E Plan
  • Describe how the M&E Framework relates to project/organisation planning and performance management.
  • Describe the main purposes of evaluation
  • Describe the Development Assistance Criteria (DAC)
  • Identify different types of evaluations
  • Understand that different types of evaluation have different purposes and focus
  • Appreciate evaluations have limits on their focus and scope
  • List common standards and principles that guide international development evaluations
  • Explain key steps needed to follow to conduct Baseline Study at project start-up
  • Explain purpose of indicators
  • Describe characteristics of a good indicator
  • Describe different sources or means of verification for indicators
  • Explain how to identify appropriate data sources for indicators
  • Understand the importance of having clear SMART indicators for effective project performance management and reporting
  • Explain how to effectively select data collection methods
  • Explain the importance of methodological triangulation in M&E
  • Appreciate that different collection methods have different strengths and weaknesses
  • Use M&E information for project/organisation learning and decision-making
  • List different ways to provide opportunities for lessons learned within a project and for partners
  • Explain how reports and evaluations should be used to enhance performance
  • Recognise the importance of M&E to decision-making, planning and organisation learning
  • Respond to evaluation findings and recommendations
  • Identify opportunities for adjusting and learning from M&E information
  • Explain the purpose of an M&E and Evaluation Report