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Introduction to Monitoring & Evaluation | IDI 400

Improve your skills in International Development in this 2 day course!

When: Tuesday, August 14 & Wednesday, August 15, 2018 (2 days)
Where: Humber College, Lakeshore Campus (Kipling & Lakeshore), Toronto
Cost: $495, includes coffee/tea and lunch

Target Audience

Anyone who commissions, manages or carries out project or programme M&E;

  • Project officers and Monitors
  • Evaluation advisors and consultants;
  • Internal and external evaluators;
  • Evaluation units of NGOs and UN agencies;
  • Project managers, policy makers and programme implementers;
  • Government agencies, legal & other specialist bodies;
  • Researchers and development graduate students.

Prerequisite

Experience of managing or conducting one or several evaluation project(s) is desirable but not mandatory.

Certification

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive a certificate with a unique Humber ID number. The certificate can then be verified by an employer by email enquiry to Humber.

Trainer Profile

Hussein Amery 

Hussein Amery is Practice Leader and Senior Advisor, Performance Measurement with Universalia. Mr. Amery established a dedicated Performance Measurement Practice and serves as a Senior Consultant on assignments related to results based management (RBM), enhancing organizational and institutional performance, measuring the achievement of targets on projects and programs and developing capacity-building activities. Hussein has extensive experience in designing, implementing, evaluating and M&E on a range of large-scale donor programs. Hussein has key expertise in formative M&E techniques, including a design of M&E Framework, systems, process evaluation, participatory approaches, contribution analysis, log frames, and results chain models. He has used a wide range of qualitative data collection methods, including |Surveys, Qualitative Case Studies, Key Informant Interviews, Focus Group Discussions and Return on Investment methods.

His current assignments include the Evaluation of the IDRC’s Contributions to Leading Organizations, Evaluation of UNHCR’s Global Fleet Management, External Evaluation of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Design and Operationalization of Integrated Results-Based Management System for the Forum of Federations.

He is a member of the Canadian Evaluation Association (CEA), the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) and a board member of the Canadian Association of International Development Professionals.

Course Overview

This course provides an overview of the practice of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E). Through a series of modules, this introduce a tool-box of techniques and show where these can be best applied through practical strategies and case studies. To maximise contribution, the course views M&E as critical to all stages of a policy or programme’s development. It explains how M&E makes contributions to monitoring performance, results and measure performance. In later sections, techniques to measure impact and enable learning are provided.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course the students will:

  • Understand the added value of M&E and importance of adapting to context and working with clients and beneficiaries;
  • Learn about various monitoring and evaluation methods and how to choose the monitoring evaluation tools appropriate and relevant to the particular needs and context;
  • Be able to set practical strategies to ensure that M&E is fully integrated into the critical steps involved in development, humanitarian relief and policy environments;
  • Be able to apply evaluation strategies and principle-based framework in their own practice,
  • Be able to develop action planning with the view to improve MEAL function in the organisation/project/programme.

Course Content

Overview and Introduction

  • Module 1: M&E - an overview 
  • Module 2: Most common challenges to M&E practitioners
  • Module 3: Evaluation methods: their variety, advantages/disadvantages and how to choose the appropriate evaluation methodology.
  • Module 4: Practical strategies and case studies
  • Module 5: Action planning and principle-based framework to build better practice of Monitoring Evaluation and Learning

Course Methodology

This course uses a combination of methods comprised of reading materials, lectures and practical exercises to ensure practicality of the knowledge acquired. Case studies are used throughout the course to ensure a hands-on approach and the development of working skills.

Tools and checklists are provided to help the learner apply the lessons drawn from the course once back in her/his work context.

To sign-up or for more information please contact:

Jennifer Cleary
416-675-6622 x5106 
Jennifer.cleary@humber.ca