MDF Training Course: Monitoring and Evaluation for Learning



All development projects need constant tracking of progress to capture essential quantitative & qualitative changes. Do you need to design a systematic way to collect, analyse & use data so that genuine learning by all actors can take place? This course teaches you 05 practical steps to design M&E systems. It shows various monitoring & evaluation methodologies & tools. Always practical & easy-to-use for you to design a customized system for your needs


  • Understand effective results-based M&E
  • Be able to apply 05 steps to design M&E systems
  • Know how to design and use key performance indicators & progress markers
  • Be able to apply the core steps of Most Significant Change
  • Have a toolkit to monitor broadly, including contexts & organisational capacities


  • Day 1: Opening, introduction & assessment of learning needs; - Introduction to M&E, Results & Results-Based Management; 05 steps of M&E design; Clarifying the objectives (Results Chain or Theory of Change)
  • Day 2: Assessing your Logic: Risk assessment and management; Assessing your Results: SMART Indicators; Management Structure & Information Needs, Data & Information Collection Tools
  • Day 3: Online Questionnaires & Forms, Interviews & Focus Group Discussion, Most Significant Change
  • Day 4: Evaluation concepts & criteria, Learning from Evaluations, Presenting M&E results, Course review, evaluation & closure


  • You are a project or programme manager, an M&E officer or consultant.
  • You are responsible for project or programme implementation and/or improving M&E practices in your or other organisations

TRAINER: Mr. Koen Toonen

Mr. Toonen is senior trainer and director of MDF Vietnam office. He has over 20 years of development experience at the UN. He is an all-round development expert and trainer in Results-Based Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Advocacy and Policy influencing, Network Management, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Sustainability Planning, Institutional Development and Organisational Strengthening, notably for poverty alleviation and environmental management.


  • Dates/location: 28 – 31 August 2018/Bangkok, Thailand
  • Fee: EUR 830 (lunch, refreshments & training materials are included)
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  • Registration deadline: 20 August 2018
  • Special offers: 10% discount to MDF Alumni who attended 01 course within the past 2 years, 01 free place for a group of 06 registrations from the same organisation for the same course