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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Bootcamp

Start date
CLOSED: 23 May 2022, 09:00
End date
CLOSED: 03 Jun 2022, 02:00
Virtual - Online
Contact details
Email: [email protected] Tel: + 27 (21) 422 0205

What will you get?

Become part of this learning community; meet other monitoring and evaluation practitioners; advance your career and learn from Southern Hemisphere’s network of leading monitoring, evaluation and learning practitioners and from your peers; access great resources and be inspired.


What will it cover?

1. Introduction to Programme Design, monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL)

·        Demystify your understanding of Planning, monitoring, and evaluation terms and approaches through this module which provides an  overview of:

  • Approaches to programme design (Logical Framework Approach, Theory of Change and Outcome mapping
  • Results based M&E
  • Key programme planning concepts: Impact, outcomes, outputs, activities
  • Key monitoring and evaluation concepts: effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, sustainability, impact, coherence.

 2. Programme design using Theory of Change

  • Understand the Theory of Change as a planning approach, product and process and how it informs evaluation design
  • Design a Theory of change:
  • Identifying your long term goal
  • Build pathways of change
  • Identify programme assumptions
  • Communicate your theory of change 

3. Developing Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning plans

  • Developing plans for monitoring, evaluation and learning (including plans for data collection, analysis, reporting and learning)

 4. Measuring change - data collection for Outcomes

  • Sampling
  • Designing tools for data collection
  • Qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Remote data collection
  • Interviewing hints and tips
  • Ethics of data collection

5.  Communicating evaluation results

  • Planning communications
  • Report writing hints and tips
  • Data visualization
  • Developing a user friendly evaluation summary

 6.   Approaches for Impact Evaluation  / evaluating impact

  • Most Significant Change
  • Contribution Analysis
  • Outcome Harvesting
  • Experimental / quasi-experimental methods

 7.  Building leadership buy-in and institutional support for MEL

  • Elements of a monitoring, evaluation and learning system
  • Organisational culture, leadership and its impact on MEL
  • The importance of capacity strengthening  for MEL
  • Learning and reflection practices

 8.  Gender responsive evaluation

  • Using gender transformative approach in your evaluation practice

 9.  Coaching

  • Group or individual coaching sessions with lead MEL practitioners

 10. Case clinics

  • Practice collective intelligence with your peers in these dynamic case clinics.
  • Generate new ways to look at a challenge or question. 
  • Develop new approaches for responding to this.