Tools and methods for monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

This practical, one-day course gives you a thorough grounding in a range of participatory monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) methods, tools and approaches. You will gain practical experience in using key tools such as focus groups, stakeholder mapping, scalar tools and beneficiary feedback loops.

Who is it for?

For those involved in monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes, who want to understand the range of tools and approaches available and to improve their skills in using these. You should have some prior experience of MEAL practice, or have attended our Introduction to monitoring evaluation, accountability and learning course, Planning and practice in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning course, or similar.

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, longitudinal study.
  • Use a simple method to analyse qualitative data
  • Integrate beneficiary feedback into your decision making
  • You will also gain practical experience in using the following MEAL tools during the course: focus group, stakeholder mapping, ten seed technique, scalar tool, storytelling, survey


  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

Course prices

Band 1


Band 2

Bond members >£2M annual spend

Band 3

Bond members <£2M annual spend

* 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.


off if you book early*


off multiple bookings*

Event dates

Thursday, March 28, 2019

13 places available

Thursday, July 11, 2019

17 places available

Thursday, November 7, 2019

18 places available

Thursday, February 13, 2020

18 places available


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 nearly 30 years in wide-ranging programming, effectiveness and fundraising roles. Sue specialises in equality considerations and social inclusion in development work.


8 All Saints Street
N1 9RL
United Kingdom