PGA M&E Course II: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

Perk Group Africa monitoring and evaluation

Target Audience

Middle-Level Managers, Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Accountants, Personal Assistants, Entrepreneurs, Business Executives, Human Resource Managers, Team Leaders of private and state corporations, NGO’s and anyone seeking to enhance their professional skills.


Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is an essential component of project cycle management. It helps project implementers to demonstrate that donor aid/government spending on interventions is meeting certain required standards. But most importantly, that it is achieving/or has achieved the set strategic objectives of an intervention.

Capturing the quantitative and qualitative results (outputs, outcomes, and impacts) of your programme has become increasingly important. How to design an M&E system that goes beyond tracking activities? Learn how to show results and make sure your system also enables genuine learning by all actors.

This course shows various monitoring and evaluation methodologies and tools. It is designed with the current developments in M&E in mind where development partners are switching to Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (PMEAL) as an approach to M & E, as opposed to the traditional approaches into the same.

It is stakeholder-oriented, results-focused, encourages learning, and drives accountability on the part of project implementers.

Learning Objectives

Main Objective

To introduce participants to the basics of monitoring & evaluation, planning, implementation, stakeholder analysis, accountability, and learning.

Minor Objectives

All development projects need constant tracking of progress to capture essential quantitative and qualitative changes. Do you need to design a systematic way to collect, analyse, and use data so that genuine learning by all actors can take place?

This course teaches you practical steps to design M&E systems. It shows various monitoring and evaluation methodologies and tools, which are always practical and easy-to-use, so you can design an M&E system completely customized to your needs.

At the end of the course, you will:

  • Describe the interplay and interdependent relationship between monitoring, evaluation, and learning
  • Understand effective results-based M&E and how to apply it to your M&E framework
  • Know how to turn M&E into a participative and systematic learning practice
  • Be able to design and use key performance indicators and apply tools to monitor context
  • Identify and collaborate with key stakeholders in MEL partners
  • Use causal logic tools to guide program learning, decision-making, and implementation
  • Define and address learning questions through the selection and use of quantitative and qualitative M&E methods
  • Design effective learning strategies and approaches.
  • Share and meaningfully discuss the implications of M&E data with key stakeholders
  • Translate data into clear and relevant information for decision-making
  • Use effective learning strategies and approaches to inform timely, evidence-based adjustments
  • Strengthen your organization’s behavioral, operational practices, and management culture that reinforce learning and promote positive change towards better development results.