This course provides a comprehensive understanding of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) concepts and fits them within the logical framework used to track progress, make adjustments, discover unplanned effects of programmes, or judge the impact that we have made on the lives of those with whom we are working. Participants will also familiarize with the concept of learning and how to capture and capitalize lessons learnt and good practices from different interventions.

Expected Outcome:

The training will enable participants to:

  • Understand the basic concepts underlying MEAL
  • Develop MEAL indicators, systems, performance plans and frameworks;
  • Support the development of MEAL work pieces such as program baselines, mid-term reviews and end lines;
  • Equip participants with an understanding of Quality Improvement Strategies
  • Manage, analyze and ensure data quality
  • Understand project reporting and feedback mechanisms


This training is targeted at a variety of program staff, management staff, project management officials, government officials, policy makers and program implementers, financial specialists, business managers, development practitioners, and NGO and CSO members. It seeks to enhance participants understanding of MEAL with the view to improving implementation, decision-making, and management capacities through learning and action.

Workshop Content:

  1. Introduction to the concepts of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning
  2. Data management and analysis using Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches
  3. Introduction to STATA, content analysis and thematic mapping.
  4. Project/program monitoring & evaluation; how to set up monitoring and evaluation frameworks, designing a performance monitoring & evaluation plan; choice of indicators, data collection techniques and sampling,
  5. Evaluating a project/program; understanding different types of evaluation (baseline, midterm, final, real time)
  6. Quality (QI) in monitoring and evaluation: methods and tools;
  7. Adapting monitoring and evaluation to different sectors of intervention;
  8. Accountability and how to set up feedback and complaints mechanisms;
  9. Defining learning and how to learn from a project/program


The course will use interactive methodologies and multimedia tools, work groups, review and discussion of case studies, video and lectures. The participants will be provided with a learning package at the end of the course and pre-lecture readings.


ZMK 3,000 or USD450 for international participants


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