The Results-Based Monitoring & Evaluation and Communicating Impact Training will help participating organisations assess how well they are doing and if they are doing the right things. It is about asking what has happened and why, what is and what is not working. The course is about using evaluation to learn more from programmes, including achievements and challenges, and recommend possible corrective measures in subsequent interventions.


Usually M&E is perceived as a technical tool that cannot be understood and applied by development workers. Moreover, development practitioners’ have expressed their difficulty with making M&E an integral part of their programming. Thus, the training is designed to provide development practitioners with requisite project-related monitoring and evaluation tools and competencies.

In addition, grant givers and other sponsors want to know whether a project has spent its money in the right way. There is pressure to provide grant givers with proof of success. Many projects have to respond to this demand in order to survive. This training will enable participants to professionally assess and communicate the efficiency, effectiveness and impact of your projects/interventions and organisational performance.

The course is designed to provide participating organisations with a better understanding of the role of effective monitoring and evaluation as well as the ability to communicate results/achievements effectively.

Course Objectives

Knowledge and skills gained from this course will enable participants to:
  • Provide you with tools and techniques to promote the use of evaluative evidence;
  • Strengthen the results-based management skills of programme staff of NGOs and CBOs;
  • Provide CSOs with the competencies to build and run robust communication systems;
  • Equip participants with robust skills communicate effectively success stories;
  • Empower participants to be strategic brand ambassadors of their organisations; and
  • Empower participants to effectively utilise social media tools to enhance their visibility.

Course Content

The course consists of the following sessions;
Session 1: Why Results-Based Management;
Session 2: Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation: Setting the Big Picture;
Session 3: Managing for results;
Session 4: The Results Chain Logic;
Session 5: The Theory of Change;
Session 6: Indicators;
Session 7: Data Collection and Analysis;
Session 8: M&E System Design;
Session 9: M&E Planning;
Session 10 M&E Reporting;
Session 11 How to start writing opinion pieces/articles;
Session 12 Focus on Impact;
Session 13 Success Stories;
Session 14 Review and editing;
Session 15 Sharpshooting on a Shoestring;

Learning Methods

The following methods will be used during the course:
  • Open discussion;
  • Samples, examples and case studies;
  • Brain Based Learning (BBL);
  • Adult Learning;
  • Interactive;
  • Concrete experience;
  • Reflective observation;
  • Abstract conceptualisation;
  • Active experimentation;
  • Participant Centred;
  • Exercises;
  • Brainstorm; and
  • Mini-lecture.

Evaluation Methods

Participants’ learning results will be assessed in the following:

Venue Content Method
In Class Knowledge Observation/Interaction/Exercises/Action plan
Skill Demonstration/role play
Attitude Evaluation/Activity