Monitoring & Evaluation for Learning – Blended Course

Monitoring & Evaluation for Learning – Blended course

Designing M&E and Learning systems through both classroom and online learning

Why this course?

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.

What is blended learning? Two weeks before the face-to-face training starts, course participants access the online learning platform remotely, and become acquainted with the trainer. The platform provides participant’s information and preparation materials to engage in discussions and prepare for the course. 

This takes about 2-4 hours per week. Subsequently, the 4 training days are face-to-face and provides you with an extended set of relevant, practical and participatory M&E methodologies and tools to boost your programme and organisational accountability, decision-making and learning practices.

Course objectives

By the end of this course, you will:

  • 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
  • Be able to apply the core steps of qualitative evaluation methodologies
  • Improve your M&E processes

Who should join?

  • You are a project or programme manager, an M&E officer or a consultant / advisor interested in learning how to monitor the results of your program, and how to organize for evaluations.
  • You are responsible for project or programme design, implementation and/or for improving M&E practices in your or other organisations and you wish to develop your professional M&E skills

Course agenda

Day 1: Introduction to monitoring & Evaluation in a context of the SDGs and Results Based Management

  • Clarifying the objectives (Results Chain and Theory of Change)
  • Logical Framework, Spheres of control, influence and concern of your programme results
  • Reflecting on purposes of your organisation’s M&E system, Steps in developing a results-based M&E framework and analysing who needs what information

Day 2: The five steps of M&E design; applied to your organisation/programme

  • Formulation of Indicators
  • Outcome mapping and progress markers
  • Analysis and improvement of your M&E processes
  • Organisational implications: an open discussion

Day 3: Data and Information Collection methods and tools

  • Online Questionnaires and Forms
  • Interviews and Focus Group Discussion
  • Most Significant Change

Day 4: Evaluation types and concepts

  • Evaluation criteria and evaluation process, writing a good Terms of Reference for an evaluation
  • Evaluation matrix & Contribution Analysis, Sense making and Learning from Evaluations
  • Preparing your own personal action plan
  • Course review, evaluation and closure

Meet your trainer

Zoe Lawson


Branch Manager of MDF Asia, Sri Lanka Office

Email: [email protected]

Zoë Lawson is an international trainer and consultant with 10 years of experience, mainly gained in New Zealand, East Africa, South East Asia, and South Asia. Since joining MDF, she has worked on assignments for Strategic Planning, Organisational Development, Result Based Management and Theory of Change, Appreciative Inquiry, Monitoring and Evaluation, as well as work in communications and event management. Clients have included the European Union, Oxfam, Swedish Committee for Afghanistan, Cordaid, ILO, and the Civil Service Commission of Afghanistan, etc., Recently, Zoe played a major role in supporting the ILO to develop a monitoring system for a livelihoods and empowerment economic development project, which worked with the DCED standard. She has been leading a Tracer Study to research the effects of skills development models on the tourism value chain in eastern Sri Lanka.

Essential Information

  • Face - to - face training: 27 – 30 April 2020
  • Online session: 13 – 26 April 2020
  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Course fee: 1100 EUR (excluding tax)
  • Registration deadline: 12 April 2020
  • Registration: visit our course page here

Special offers

  • 5% discount to the payments completed at least 6 weeks before the training starts
  • 10% discount to MDF alumni who attended an MDF course within the past 2 years
  • 1 free place for a group of 6 registrations from the same organization

Contact us

MDF Asia, Vietnam Office

Add: Room 501, A1 building, Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound,

298 Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +84 (0)24 6258 4438