Results-Based Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (online course)
This self-paced online course is intended to improve learners’ knowledge and capacity to undertake effective Results-Based Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) in the context of dynamic international development work, which demands results and accountability.
This course goes starts with important concepts of M&E (such as setting objectives, formulating indicators and determining data sources) from a practitioner perspective. There is a particular emphasis on lesson learning and the importance of M&E for ensuring Results-Based Management (RBM) within a true “learning organisation”. The course covers key methodologies, provides practical tools, and offers examples of real-life issues faced by practitioners in a variety of sectors.
- Delivery method: Online
- Length: 20 learning hours online
- Certification: After passing the multi-choice test at the end, a certificate of completion will be issued from the University of Wolverhampton.
On completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Identify the difference between various components of MEL systems and where they are situated in a RBM/Project Life Cycle;
- Analyse key aspects of project/programme monitoring, review and evaluation
- Articulate principles and practice of lesson learning and Evidence Based Decision Making (EBDM)
- Set up, oversee and/or apply approaches that promote lesson-learning and EBDM
This e-learning programme consists of eight modules, which provide an overview of MEL and cover the key steps of monitoring, evaluation and learning around the project or programme cycle in a results-oriented manner. It introduces key tools and principles that can be used at various steps, including:
- Basic MEL Concepts and Terminology
- Nesting of results frameworks
- The M&E plan or framework
- Setting up the MEL System
- Monitoring methods and data collection tools
- Evaluation methodologies and design
- Evidence-based Decision-Making (EBDM)
- Lessons Learnt and “Best Practices”