Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation - Short course

About this course:    

This 2 day course is designed to provide an introduction to monitoring and evaluation. Individuals who are new to the field of monitoring and evaluation would benefit from attending.

The introduction to monitoring and evaluation course considers important concepts and activities from inception through to outcome evaluation.  The course includes a series of activities and assignments as part of the learning. 

Course objectives:  
  • To provide an introduction to what is meant by monitoring and evaluation
  • To develop an understanding of when and how to use recognized tools and techniques for monitoring and evaluation
  • To gain an understanding of a monitoring and evaluation process
  • To develop awareness of monitoring and evaluation stakeholders                                                                      
Course outline:

What is monitoring and evaluation?

The course starts with an introduction to, and overview, of the monitoring and evaluation process. A framework is introduced which is used through the course.

Initial planning

Consideration is given to the initial planning requirements when developing a monitoring and evaluation system

Designing a monitoring and evaluation process

Consideration is given to the important elements that make up the design of a monitoring and evaluation process. Methods and techniques to achieve this successfully are considered together with the pros and cons associated with these.

Project planning

The elements required to successfully plan and deliver a project are considered with tools and techniques that will assist with scope planning and delivery together with stakeholder management.

Collecting and analysing information

Data and information collection and analysis tools are considered together with when they can be most effective. Consideration is given to pros and cons of differing approaches together with decisions which must be made regarding information storage.


A core part of the monitoring and evaluation process involves reporting to a variety of stakeholders. This session considers some of the common reports which must be produced together with best practice with reference to report writing.

Effective decision making

Throughout the monitoring and evaluation process, decisions need to be made as to how to proceed and how to respond to information that is being gathered. This session explores techniques that can be used to ensure that the decisions reached are in the best interest of the project and are supported by stakeholders.

PCMI Limited is a Registered Education Provider with the Project Management Institute. This course will provide 14 Professional Development Units (PDUs) to any participant who holds a relevant PMI credential.

Course accreditation and prerequisites

The course is accredited by the International Academy for Monitoring and Evaluation and participants receive a certificate of achievement once the course is completed.

Event Properties

Event Date 02-04-2020
Event End Date 03-04-2020
Individual Price £995
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