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.

M&E Software Activities

M&E Software Activities


Activities in which trainees use software relevant to M&E practice.


Activities using relevant M&E software in training are applicable and useful for real-life M&E practice (Adult Learning Principles 6 and 7; Chapter 4; Table 4.4). They provide opportunity for practice with timely troubleshooting and feedback to ensure correct understanding and use (Adult Learning Principle 14).


M&E software has acquisition and licensing costs as well as hardware (computer or mobile) costs to operate the software. These costs as well as the training setting (primary delivery medium) may limit trainee access for individual practice. The use of M&E software also requires a certain degree of prerequisite technical literacy, which can vary among learners and challenge facilitation.

Additional considerations

Today, software is playing an increasing role in M&E practice, ...

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