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 Systematic Approach to M&E Training

A Systematic Approach to M&E Training

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”

Abraham Lincoln

As Mr. Lincoln underscores, careful preparation can be more than half the work in getting the job done well. This is certainly true for successful M&E training. Relative to actual training delivery, the time and effort spent preparing for training can be exponentially greater, playing a critical role in “setting up” training for success. Thus, the primary objective of this second part of the book is to provide practical guidance to systematically plan the effective delivery and follow-up to M&E training, the overarching goal being the integration of M&E into organizational and program systems.

In Chapter 6 we present an ...

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