Tools and methods for monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

Gain practical experience in using a range of participatory tools and approaches for monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL).

Course dates

This practical course gives you practical experience in using a range of MEAL tools and approaches such as focus groups, storytelling, stakeholder mapping, scalar tools and beneficiary feedback loops.

You should have some prior experience of MEAL practice, or have attended Introduction to MEAL, Planning and practice in MEAL, or similar.

Course structure 

Two half day live sessions plus individual and group work between sessions. 

Who is it for?

For those involved in monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes, who want to gain experience using a range of tools and approaches for MEAL.

What you will learn

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

  • Explain the principles and good practice in the design and use of the following MEAL tools, and describe when they can be most appropriately used: focus group, key informant interview, stakeholder mapping exercise, ten seed technique, observation, scalar tools, after action review, real-time learning, storytelling, survey, beneficiary feedback loops and a longitudinal study. 

  • Use a simple method to analyse qualitative data 

  • Write an online survey and become familiar with how technology can be used for MEAL 

  • You will also gain practical experience in using the following MEAL tools during the course:  stakeholder mapping, ten seed technique, scalar tool, storytelling, survey 

Programme

  1. Focus groups and key informant interviews
  2. Stakeholder mapping and ten seed technique
  3. Observation and scalar tools
  4. Learning: after action reviews and real-time learning
  5. Storytelling and analysing qualitative data
  6. Surveys
  7. Beneficiary feedback loops and longitudinal studies

Schedule

Tuesday, 20 October 2020: Live session 1 (9.30 - 13.00 British Summer Time)

Thursday, 22 October 2020: Live session 2 (9.30 - 13.00 British Summer Time)

There will be approximately 2 - 4 hours' individual or group online activities outside of the live sessions, which you can complete in your own time. 

Course prices

Band 1

Non-members
£350.00

Band 2

Bond members >£2M annual spend
£250.00

Band 3

Bond members <£2M annual spend
£160.00

* 10% off if you book 8 weeks in advance; 5% off 3 or more bookings.

Contact us for special discounts if you're a student or unemployed.

10%

off if you book early*

5%

off multiple bookings*

Event dates

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 to Thursday, October 22, 2020

9 places available

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Registration closed

Trainers

Angela Kellett

Angela is an independent consultant specialising in all aspects of monitoring and evaluation including assessing impact and theory of change.

Photo of trainer Sue Coe

Sue Coe has worked in international development for has worked for more than 30 years in wide-ranging programming, effectiveness and fundraising roles. Sue specialises in equality considerations and social inclusion in development work.