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.

The M&E Capacity Building Context

The M&E Capacity Building Context

Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter readers will be able to . . .

  • Explain capacity building as it relates to M&E training
  • Describe the use of levels analysis to the M&E capacity building context at the level of individuals, organizations, and external environment
  • Explain the importance of and key considerations for M&E capacity assessment and strategic planning

In Chapter 2 we examined training and the variety of ways that M&E training can be provided. In this chapter, we will step back and look at the bigger picture: the capacity building context in which M&E training is provided. M&E training does not happen in isolation but is embedded in complex social systems that affect training and its outcomes. Individual ...

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