Are you looking for training in monitoring and evaluation? This blog post summarises some of the training courses that are available. Each is categorised by format (online or face to face), cost and focus area.
There are a wide range of options available if you need to get training in monitoring and evaluation. Options range from brief introductory courses, often delivered online to in-depth six week or longer courses. There are also a range of specialist courses focusing on specific areas like M&E systems, value for money or data analysis.
We've put together a page on our website that makes it easy to browse and search by type of course, online or offline and free or paid options. See below for some of the options available.
If you're just starting out then take a look at the free online course offered by MEASURE Evaluation in M&E Fundamentals. This mini-course covers the basics of program monitoring and evaluation in the context of population, health and nutrition programs. It also defines common terms and discusses why M&E is essential for program management.
If you're looking for something more in depth then take a look at the Graduate Certificate in Project Monitoring and Evaluation offered by the American University or Monitoring and Evaluation for Practitioners Online by PCMi. While we don't have any experience with or feedback on these courses, the curriculum looks promising.
There are also a growing number of specialist courses. These are ideal if you want to increase your understanding of a specific area and don't want to cover a range of other topics. Some of the specialist options include:
- Monitoring and evaluation systems
- Logframes and theories of change
- Data analysis
- Data quality
- Value for money
What do you recommend?
These are just a sample of the growing number of monitoring and evaluation training courses available. You can see the full list of those that we've found on our website. Do you know of other courses that we should include on this list? Or have you taken these courses and got feedback? Please tell us in the comments below.