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.



A visual display of how to do something or how something works, either by trainers, an external guest, or recorded media (e.g., video).


Demonstrations utilize visual learning to help clarify complex tasks or procedures. They can be meaningful for learners to see the practical application of concepts, and introduce examples into a classroom or online setting that mimic real-world application (Adult Learning Principles 6; Chapter 4, Table 4.4).


Demonstrations take time to prepare and practice, as they need to model correct performance. Technology and the understanding of how to use it will be required for recorded demonstration. If demonstrations are too long, it can become passive and boring for learners.

Additional considerations

It is best if demonstrations are not too long (five to ten minutes), because they ...

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