This workshop draws on the textbook ‘Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks’ (SAGE, 2016) authored by Anne Markiewicz and Ian Patrick. It presents a clear and staged conceptual model for the systematic development and implementation of an M&E System.
Designing and implementing a Monitoring and Evaluation System for a program or an organisation is becoming an increasingly important task required to support the assessment of agreed results and to aid organisational learning for program improvement. A robust and well-considered Monitoring and Evaluation System is also required to determine the scope and parameters of routine monitoring and periodic evaluation processes; to identify how monitoring and evaluation data will be collected and analysed; and to determine how data will be used to inform learning and reporting for accountability, program improvement and decision-making. The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (PGPA) Act (2013) and the Department of Finance Resource Management Guide No.131 ‘Developing Good Performance Information’ (April 2015) affirm the importance of planning to identify program intentionality and to outline how a program’s performance will be measured and assessed.
The workshop has been developed with four separate, but inter-related components, with one presented each day:
- Day One (Mon 5 March) provides an introduction to the principles of designing and implementing a participatory monitoring and evaluation system based on program theory and program logic
- Day Two (Tues 6 March) identifies how to plan for monitoring and evaluation functions
- Day Three (Wed 7 March) focuses on data collection and analysis processes
- Day Four (Thurs 8 March) covers learning and reporting for program improvement and decision-making.
The four day intensive training program is structured in such a way that participants can enrol in all four days, thereby providing a comprehensive guide to developing an M&E System. Alternatively, participants can enrol in any one or more of the training days depending on their prior experience, needs and orientation. Each day will be structured as a stand-alone event in terms of content.
This modular training approach should appeal to participants who have already attended a two-day ‘Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks’ workshop delivered by Anne Markiewicz or Ian Patrick and would like to receive an extension through more content provided on the implementation of monitoring and evaluation plans focused on processes of data collection, analysis, learning and reporting (Days 3&4).
Anne Markiewicz and Ian Patrick
Friday 23 February 2018
Fees (GST inclusive):
For all 4 workshops: Members $1,650, Non-members $2,270. For day workshops: Members $440, Non-members $605 (per day)