Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is about collecting, storing, analyzing and finally transforming data into strategic information so it can be used to make informed decisions for program management and improvement, policy formulation, and advocacy.
This course will help you understand what M&E is, why it is important, and the basics of what it entails.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Identify the basic purposes and scope of M&E
- Differentiate between monitoring functions and evaluation functions
- Describe the functions of an M&E plan
- Identify the main components of an M&E plan
- Identify and differentiate between conceptual frameworks, results frameworks, and logic models
- Describe how frameworks are used for M&E planning
- Identify criteria for the selection of indicators
- Describe how indicators are linked to frameworks
- Identify types of data sources
- Describe how information can be used for decision-making