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.



Participants are provided a scenario, script, or instructions to act out and assume the perspective of a particular viewpoint or opinion for group learning.


This has many of the advantages of a plenary group discussion activity (discussed previously) and can be very engaging, lively, and fun (Adult Learning Principle 8; Chapter 4, Table 4.4). It is empowering (Adult Learning Principle 4), encouraging people to explore other viewpoints they otherwise might not hold. Similar to debates, it is useful for affective learning and can prepare trainees for more real-life situations, especially work with M&E stakeholders (Adult Learning Principles 6 and 7).


Role-plays share many of the shortcomings of plenary group discussion (above), especially in that quiet-spoken or reserved members may be reluctant to participate. Depending on ...

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