Date and Time: Thursday 3 and Friday 4 April 2014, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (registration from 8:30 am)
Location: Metropole Conference Centre, 44 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Topic: Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks
Presenter: Anne Markiewicz
Register online by: 31 March 2014
Fees: Members $770.00 | Non-members $935 (inclusive of GST)
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 initiative. Monitoring and evaluation functions are essential to the effective operation of initiatives and 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.
This workshop 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 and 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 on-going analysis and reflection based on data generated.
The facilitator will encourage interactive peer to peer dialogue to share experiences and learning.
- 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
- What are and how to address key challenges and barriers
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 and building knowledge and skills in their implementation
- Use case studies to develop key components of an M&E Framework for an initiative
- Understand how to best support the consultative and participatory processes involved 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 a key approach to program evaluation. You would benefit most from the workshop if you have some prior knowledge of evaluation theory especially program theory and program logic and some practical experience with evaluation activities.