Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning – Dubai

In Managing and Monitoring International Projects, Project Management and Monitoring, Project and Programme Management by Amanda Anderson

Duration: 1 week
Dates: 7 to 11 April 2025
Tuition fees: £2,677.50 (exc. VAT)

About the workshop
Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) skills have been in demand for a long time, but in recent years there is an increasing emphasis on learning the lessons from M&E reviews to improve planning of future programmes and projects. In the world of international development, policy makers, politicians, programme designers and project managers need to be able to produce evidence-based results so as to demonstrate to the public that money is being well spent and that real benefits are being achieved. In recent times COVID-19 has put additional pressure on funding and the requirement for efficient and effective programme delivery. Good M&E plays a vital part in enabling this.

This one-week intensive workshop will give you a thorough understanding of the skills needed and the tools available for developing sustainable and cost-effective Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) processes and practices, from the policy development stage through to final outcomes.

What the workshop will cover
It will draw on a wide variety of scenarios and examples, including the global pandemic, to demonstrate the tools, processes and procedures that will cover:
• How to use logical frameworks, Theories of Change and other key MEL techniques
• Building in learning opportunities from the start
• Results-based MEL
• Using impact assessments
• Results-based management for development
• Examples of M&E tools and techniques used in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic
• Will explore impact and lessons leant from COVID-19 and the impact that they may have on our future lives
• Identification of Key Performance Indicators and how to use them
• Modern data collection techniques, data analysis and management
• Large and smaller scale practical approaches to MEL
• Planning and tracking the benefits of projects, starting from the outline Business Case
• Value for Money
• How to collect and use lessons learned for future programmes.

How participants will benefit
The workshop will enable you to:
• View the MEL process from end to end
• Establish the basics for setting up an MEL facility
• Obtain “ready-to-use” templates
• Through a series of practical exercises, help you to practise using processes and procedures
• Improve the effectiveness of the MEL process to help assess programme impacts and give assurance to existing and potential stakeholders
• Use trending and risk management to ensure ‘early warning’ and other strategies for preventing failures.