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Workshop: Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks (Melbourne 14 and 15 July 2016)

This workshop follows the structure of the text book ‘Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks’ authored by Dr Ian Patrick and Anne Markiewicz. It will present a clear and staged conceptual model for the systematic development of an M&E Framework. It will examine a range of steps and techniques involved in the design and implementation of the framework; explore potential design issues and implementation barriers; cover the development of a Program Logic; the identification of key evaluation questions; the development of performance indicators; and identification of processes for data collection, on-going analysis and reflection based on data generated.

14th July, 2016 to 15th July, 2016
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Register online by: Thursday 7 July 2016
Fees (GST inclusive): Members $770, Non-members $935, Student member $385, Student non-member $550

About the workshop

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Frameworks are becoming increasingly important for developing an agreed approach to the assessment of results achieved and to aid organisational learning. The M&E Framework identifies expected results, key evaluation questions and the means to answer these questions through routine monitoring and periodic evaluation. It also provides a guide to the implementation of M&E processes over the life of a program or other initiative. Monitoring and evaluation functions are essential to the effective operation of programs and will contribute to the overall value derived from them. M&E Frameworks should support decision-making, allocation of resources and program refinement based on lessons learned.

The facilitator will encourage interactive peer to peer dialogue to share experiences and learning, and also draw on case studies to encourage application of knowledge and skills to evaluation contexts.


  • The importance and function of monitoring and evaluation processes
  • 'Table of Contents' for the development of an M&E Framework – what to do and in what order
  • Design of a viable M&E framework
  • Application of M&E frameworks to programs
  • Key challenges and barriers, and how to address them

Outcomes and Benefits

  • Understanding of an overall structure for the development of a M&E Framework
  • Identification of clear steps and stages involved in the process of development of an M&E Framework, and building knowledge and skills in their implementation
  • Use of case studies to develop key components of an M&E Framework for an initiative
  • Understand how to best support participatory processes in design and implementation of an M&E Framework

Who should attend?

This workshop offers professionals from across government, universities and not for profit and consulting organisations foundation skills in planning for monitoring and evaluation of a program. You would benefit most from the workshop if you have some prior knowledge of evaluation, particularly program theory and program logic and some practical experience with evaluation activities.

About the facilitator: Ian Patrick

Dr. Ian Patrick is an independent consultant and Director of Ian Patrick and Associates. His career as an evaluator extends over around 20 years and includes a focus on both Australia and the Asia Pacific region. He has broad experience across different social sectors such as health, education, law and justice, community development, and human rights and Indigenous issues. Ian has worked with a range of organisations and programs in developing monitoring and evaluation systems, and conducted evaluation-related training programs including on Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks. Ian is an Honorary Senior Fellow, Development Studies Program at the University of Melbourne and was previously the leader of the evaluation practice area at the International NGO Training and Research Centre, UK.