PGA M&E Course I: Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation

Perk Group Africa monitoring and management

Target Audience

This training is intended for Project Management Officials, government officials, department heads and program managers; extension officers, Field officers; policy makers and program implementers; development practitioners and activists and NGO and CSO members among others.


‘Participation’ has become an important concept in development. Donors, governments and NGOs are insisting upon participatory approaches in assessing needs and in implementing programs. With increased emphasis on the importance of participation in development, there is a growing recognition that monitoring and evaluation of development and other community-based initiatives should be participatory.

This course will broaden participants’ understanding of PM&E as a support to program/project management at different levels and as a tool for strengthening participation, enhancing local capacity, and increasing local people’s confidence and control over development decisions and processes.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation (PM&E)
  • PM&E Process
  • Developing PM&E Results Levels
  • Indicators for Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Logical Framework Approach in PM&E
  • Participatory M&E Planning
  • Participatory Project design
  • Data collection for PM&E
  • Tools and Techniques for PM&E
  • Participatory Action Research
  • Data Analysis in PM&E
  • Participatory Evaluation
  • Participatory Impact Assessment
  • Reporting in PM&E

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the PM&E Process
  • Develop PM&E Results Levels
  • Define Indicators for PM&E
  • Develop a Logical Framework Approach in PM&E
  • Carry out participatory M&E Planning
  • Understand data collection for PM&E
  • Develop Tools and Techniques for rural appraisal in PM&E
  • Carry out data Analysis in PM&E
  • Implement Participatory Impact Assessment