Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity Building for NGOs, Associations, Networks and Government Institutions


Development and Research Associates runs a customised Monitoring and Evaluation capacity Building services. The services are aimed at building the basic skills and knowledge needed by individuals whose responsibilities include not only monitoring and evaluation but also using the information generated for their own performance management needs. The program covers the basics of evaluating the effectiveness and impact of projects and programs. The training is delivered by M&E professionals who have over 20 years’ experience not only working with governments, international agencies (World Bank, UN Agencies, USAID, and teaching at universities, but also providing technical assistance in M&E to international NGOs such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The target audience for this program includes: 

  1. Senior Managers
  2. Program and Project Managers
  3. Program and Project M&E officers 
  4. Project Partners
  5. Researchers
  6. Policy Makers
  7. Data Managers and more

Course Outline

MODULE 1: Contextualizing M&E in the National Country Strategy 

  • The National Development Plan (NDP)
  • Understanding the NDP Policy Cycle
  • The difference between projects and programmes within the National Strategy, NDP 
  • Application of M&E in the NDP project/programme cycles

MODULE 2: Introduction to General Principles & Glossary of Key Terms in M&E 

  • Definition of Key Terms in M&E
  • Understanding of Performance Management
  • Theory of change
  • Introduction to Results Based Management
  • Performance Indicator and Learning, etc.

MODULE 3: Formulation of a Development Hypothesis

  • Definition of a Development Hypothesis
  • How to develop a Hypothesis to solve a development problem
  • Causal logic chains from activities to Project Goal
  • Result Statements – Results logic
  • RF rules – Necessary and Sufficient Rule
  • Programming for Gender Results & Formulating Results Statements that reflect gender

MODULE 4: How to formulate Performance Indicators

  • Formulating indicators
  • Indicator characteristics
  • Developing Gender-sensitive indicators
  • Indicator selection exercise

MODULE 5: Establishing Baselines and Setting Performance Targets

  • Definitions of Baseline and Target
  • Factors to consider in establishing baselines
  • Analytic (rigorous) methods for target setting
  • Targets focused on Gender
  • Expression of Targets
  • Benefits and Challenges of using Targets

MODULE 6: Planning for Data Collection & Analysis

  • Developing an M&E System
  • Understand steps involved in planning and conducting data collection 
  • Make appropriate choices for data collection methods
  • Understand the various Rapid Appraisal Methods
  • Know when to apply different analytical techniques
  • Presentation of Findings

MODULE 7: Data Quality Assessment (DQA)

  • Understand data quality standards
  • Importance of Data Quality
  • Relevance of linking indicators to data quality standards
  • How to conduct a Data Quality Assessment

MODULE 8: Overview on Evaluations

  • Difference between Research and Evaluation
  • Triggers for Evaluation
  • Elements of an Evaluation SOW/TOR
  • Formulating Evaluation Questions
  • Types of Impact Evaluation Designs e.g. Randomized Control Trials (RCTs)


The course is available upon request, at Development and Research Associates offices at Plot 37/39 Equatorial Hotel, William Street, Kampala. We also deliver outreach training upon request by clients. 


This course is a five-day program. All participants in the program who wish to attain the certificate must complete all modules

Contact Information

Edson Twinamatsiko

Development and Research Associates

Plot 35/37, Equatorial Mall, William Street


Tel: +256752637505



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