Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning course

Capturing essential quantitative and qualitative changes of your programme has become increasingly important. How to design an M&E system that goes beyond tracking activities? Learn how to show results and make sure your system also enables genuine learning by all actors. This course in Ede, the Netherlands, provides you with an extended set of relevant, practical and participatory M&E methodologies and tools to boost your programme and organisational accountability, decision-making and learning practices.

  • Understand and apply results-based M&E system principles to your M&E framework
  • Know how to turn M&E into a participative and systematic learning practice
  • Be able to design and use key performance indicators
  • Be able to apply Outcome Mapping and design and use progress markers
  • Be able to apply the core steps of qualitative evaluation methodology Most Significant Change
  • Improve your M&E processes

Your profile

You are a M&E officer or advisor and are responsible for improving M&E practices in your or other organisations. You are a project or programme manager and are responsible for project or programme design and implementation You have at least one year experience with M&E and/or some practical experience in working with M&E tools and methodologies.

Blended course

In this course, we offer you a blended learning trajectory, combining online learning and face-to-face training. The first 3 weeks, you learn by distance through the online learning platform. This online part takes 2-4 hours per week. The face-to-face part includes 8 days in Ede, the Netherlands. During these days you will work in groups on developing an M&E system for a case and on your individual M&E plan. At the end of the course you will visit an NGO in the Netherlands to apply what you have learned in the role of an M&E advisor.

Fee information

The course fee covers the entire course, lunch and coffee/snacks during the blended sessions. It doesn't cover hotel accommodation or other expenses.

How to register

Access our Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning course page on MDF website, select the date you prefer, and click on the button Register here. If you have inquiries about the course, please get in touch with Jacqueline Stam via