Monitoring and Evaluation Online Courses to Kickstart the year

Globally, 91 per cent of countries’ national development strategies—approved since 2015—refer to the 2030 agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); however, according to the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation, only 35 per cent of them have reliable data and systems to track the progress of their policies and programs.

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To bridge this gap, the Global Evaluation Initiative was launched in 2020 to provide in-country capacities on monitoring and evaluation. Amidst the launch, countries are still struggling with COVID-19, which has reduced face to face training on M&E. Nevertheless, some institutions have developed online courses to mitigate the effect of COVID-19. By now, most of us are now used to online training sessions – either self-paced or live. In this resource, we have crowdsourced monitoring and evaluation online courses that you can attend in early 2021. If you think we have missed out on any M&E training scheduled for the beginning of the year, feel free to add such monitoring and evaluation online courses using the spreadsheet on this link –  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_kT2Mu5CVHGBpaUmbODTjwwxzcDVrn_JVzV6AO4FWrY/edit?usp=sharing 


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Monitoring & Evaluation for Learning

This course teaches you five practical steps to design M&E systems. It shows various monitoring and evaluation methodologies and tools

MDF Training and Consulting

Feb 1
2 Weeks
Project and M&E Managers

975 Euros

Impact Evaluation

This course teaches how to clearly define the impact that your project or organisation aims to achieve, as well as to assess and evaluate the impact adequately.

MDF Training and Consulting
Feb 52 weeks
Manager or Practitioner

975 Euros

Monitoring & Evaluation for Results

This course addresses M&E for the entire results chain, including the all-important outcomes, and enables you to understand the importance of using information and knowledge for evidence-based decision making

IMA International
Feb 226 weeks
Development workers

1250 GBP

Facilitating Remote Participatory Video

The course teaches how to visualize people-centered stories for community engagement, accountability, and meaningful advocacy

April 125 days
professionals working on humanitarian crisis interventions or development projects,

495 Euros

Monitoring and Evaluating Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition

The course teaches monitoring and evaluating of rural development; assessing their impact, and data management and analysis and its interpretation for policy making for development agenda.

Seasoned Development Solutions
January 1810 daysGeneral1300 USD
Results Based Monitoring and Evaluation

The course gives you the tools and knowledge to create or manage a successful Result Based M&E system for your policies, programmes and projects.
Cloneshouse LLCJune 146 weeks
Experienced Program and M&E Managers
125 USD
Basic Monitoring and Evaluation

The course gives you basic tools and requisite knowledge to create or manage a successful M&E system for your projects.
Cloneshouse LLCJune 73 Weeks
Beginners with no knowledge of project management
100 USD
Results-Based Project Management: Monitoring and Evaluation

This course introduces you to the results framework, its associated performance indicators, and how monitoring systems and evaluations provide a crucial source of evidence for management decision-making.

University of Witwaterssand
January 88 weeks
Development workers

FREE + 199 USD for certificate

Evaluating Social Programmes

This course will provide a thorough understanding of randomized evaluations, with pragmatic step-by-step training for conducting one’s own evaluation.

Massachussets Institute of Technology
January 88 weeks
Experienced M&E Managers

FREE + 99 USD for certificate

10Outcome harvestingParticipants will enrich their understanding of the steps, concepts and principles of Outcome Harvesting by applying the steps to their project and / or a case study.Goele and ScheersFebruary 222 weeksProgramme or project managers, M&E advisors, M&E consultants, M&E managers in funding agencies600 Euroshttps://www.goelescheers.be/outcome-harvesting-training
11Theory of ChangeThis workshop introduces participants to Theory of Change as an approach, product and a process for programme design and evaluationSouthern HemisphereMarch 12 weeksProject designers, implementers and evaluators.315 USDhttp://www.southernhemisphere.co.za/TheoryOfChangeOnline.aspx
12Practical Results Based ManagementDelivered via email exchanges, this course teaches what Results are, the five pillars of practical RBM, how to better manage, plan, monitor, and report on resultsResults-LabOngoingManagers or a (emerging) planning, monitoring or evaluation specialistsFreehttps://products.results-lab.com/free_email_course_on_results_based_management
13Theory of Change: From novice to master changemakerThis completely animated course teaches Theory of Change and covers the full spectrum of topics from a beginner, to intermediate.Business for DevelopmentOngoingSelf pacedAnyone dealing with Theories of Change, from M&E manager to impact manager and funder649 Euroshttps://theoryofchangecourse.com/

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