This one-of-a-kind book fills a gap in the literature by providing readers with a systematic approach to monitoring and evaluation (M&E) training for programs and projects. Bridging theoretical concepts with practical, how-to knowledge, the authors draw upon the scholarly literature, applied resources, and over 50 years of combined experience to provide expert guidance that can be tailored to different M&E training needs and contexts, including those for novices, professionals, organizations and their staff, community members, and other groups with a desire to learn and sustain sound M&E practices.

Case Studies


A form of problem-based learning (PBL) in which learners are presented with a problem, need, or challenge to address.


Case studies are a useful method to make learning meaningful and relevant, using real-life examples or fabricated situations for which M&E practice is to be used (supporting Adult Learning Principle 6, Chapter 4, Table 4.4). They help convey how and why to apply a concept or skill, thus supporting the potential for training transfer. They are useful to consider complex scenarios and problem solving, and to frame group discussion and related activities. They also can be used for team building, as group members work through different opinions, methods, and perspectives to solve problems.


Insufficient or poorly communicated information in a case study can backfire during ...

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