Training on Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation

Training on Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation

About the Course

Development organizations manage their work through projects. These projects are aimed at helping to solve problems affecting the beneficiary communities. Change in the well-being of these communities depends on the ability of development organizations to deliver project results effectively and efficiently. Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is a continuous management function that determines whether or not a project is making progress toward achieving its objectives, identifying implementation bottlenecks, and highlighting any unintended consequences from its activities.

This course is intended to strengthen the understanding of core project management, monitoring, and evaluation concepts that result in the successful implementation of projects.

Target Participants

This course is designed for researchers, project staff, development practitioners, managers, and decision-makers who are responsible for project or program-level M&E. The course aims to enhance the skills of professionals who need to research, supervise, manage, plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate development projects.

Course Duration

Online 14 Days
Classroom-based   10 Days

What You Will Learn

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the project management lifecycle in the context of development projects
  • Design an effective project focused on the needs of the beneficiaries
  • Understand contextual issues in project management that are unique in the development sector
  • Apply different tools, techniques, and processes in project management
  • Direct and coordinate project team to execute a development project successfully
  • Understand the core concepts in monitoring and evaluation of projects
  • Develop and implement an M&E system
  • Apply robust monitoring strategies to track project performance
  • Use M&E findings to improve and strengthen the project
  • Effectively evaluate a project against the set objectives

Course Outline

Fundamentals of Project Management

  • Defining projects
  • Overview of project management
  • The Triple Constraints in Project Management
  • Functions of a Project Manager
  • The Project Lifecycle

Project Identification and Design

  • Context Analysis
  • Needs Analysis
  • Design of project intervention
  • Development of project proposal
  • Project appraisal

Project Set Up and Planning Phase

  • Stakeholder Management Plan
  • Project Implementation Plan
  • Project Management and Governance Structure
  • Risk Management Plan
  • M&E Plan
  • Project Financial Plan

Project Scope Management

  • What is Project Scope?
  • Project and Product scope
  • Use of Work Breakdown Structure in Scope definition
  • Scope Creep

Project Time Management

  • Activity Definition and Sequencing
  • Activity Duration Estimating
  • Activity Resource Estimation
  • Schedule Development
  • Optimizing schedule
  • Schedule Control

Project Resources Management

  • Why is managing resources important?
  • Managing Project Finances; Budgeting, Cost Estimation, Cost baseline, Monitoring Budgets and Expenditures
  • Project Earned Value Analysis
  • Managing the Supply Chain
  • Human Resources Management

Project Implementation

  • Launching the Project
  • Managing Project Implementation
  • RACI Matrix
  • Project Tracking and Adjustment
  • Managing Issues and Risks

Project Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Monitoring strategies
  • Data Collection for Monitoring
  • Tools for monitoring and performance measurement
  • Change and schedule control

End-of-Project Transition Phase

  • Types of Transitions
  • Planning for closure
  • Administrative and Financial Closure
  • Project Learning
  • Evaluation

Introduction to M&E

  • Definition of monitoring and evaluation
  • M&E and project management
  • Why monitoring and evaluation are important
  • Key principles and concepts in M&E
  • Monitoring and evaluation processes

Results-Based Management

  • Introduction to the results-based management approach
  • Steps in results-based management
  • Application of results-based management in project design
  • Understanding the results chain approach

Project Analysis

  • Problem analysis
  • Objectives analysis
  • Strategy analysis

Project Logic Design 

  • Introduction to problem analysis
  • Understanding M&E causal pathway
  • Developing the project results levels: goal, outcomes, and output
  • Formulating activities

Project Indicators

  • Introduction to project indicator
  • Indicator development
  • Predefined indicators
  • Linking indicators to results in programs
  • Indicator matrix
  • Program indicator performance tracking

Completing the M&E Tools

  • Completing the logical framework
  • Developing a theory of change
  • Completing the performance measurement framework

Project Monitoring

  • Introduction to programs monitoring
  • Types of monitoring
  • Monitoring strategies
  • Tools for monitoring and performance measurement

M&E Reporting

  • Introduction to reporting
  • Key elements in progress reporting
  • Reporting schedules

M&E Plan

  • Introduction to M&E system and M&E Plan
  • Components of the M&E Plan
  • Developing the M&E Plan
  • Implementing the M&E plan

Baseline Studies in Results-based M&E

  • Importance of baseline studies
  • Process of conducting baseline studies
  • Baseline study vs evaluation

Project Evaluations

  • Introduction to project evaluation
  • Types of evaluations
  • Process of conducting evaluation
  • Project evaluation criteria
  • Developing evaluation questions
  • Developing evaluation matrix
  • Evaluation Reporting

Overview of Impact Evaluation

  • Introduction to impact evaluation
  • Project attribution for the outcome of interest
  • Impact evaluation designs

Learning in M&E 

  • Introduction to learning
  • Documentation of lessons learned and best practices
  • Use of learning to improve and strengthen projects
  • M&E Results dissemination

Training Approach

This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in their respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group work, and case studies.

Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued a certificate.

Tailor-Made Course

We can also do this as a tailor-made course to meet organization-wide training needs. A training needs assessment will be done on the training participants to collect data on the existing skills, knowledge gaps, training expectations, and tailor-made needs. Contact us to find out more


The training fee covers training fees, learning materials, and training venue.

Payment should be sent to our bank account before start of training and proof of payment sent to

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Monday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Training on Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation