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.

What Makes a Good M&E Trainer?

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify some key sources for professional standards, competencies, and ethics for M&E training
  • Explain the importance of the six key competency areas identified in this chapter as they relate to the roles and responsibilities of M&E trainers
  • Describe the generic steps to recruiting a trainer and key considerations for each step
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of recruiting an internal versus external trainer

We usually discuss knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSA) as it applies to trainees. In this chapter, we redirect this focus onto M&E trainers, providing an overview of key competencies they need for M&E training. An understanding of the key skill sets ...

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