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Training on Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (July 9, 2018 - July 13, 2018)

About the course

‘Participation’ has become a critical concept in development. Donors, governments and iNGOs are insisting upon participatory approaches in assessing needs and in implementing programmes. With increased emphasis on the importance of participation in development, there is a growing recognition that monitoring and evaluation of development and other community-based initiatives should be participatory.

This course will broaden participants’ understanding of PM&E as a support to program/project management at different levels and as a tool for strengthening participation, enhancing local capacity, and increasing local people’s confidence and control over development decisions and processes.

Target Participants

This course is designed for researchers, project staff, development practitioners, managers and decision makers who are responsible for project, program or organization-level M&E and who want to implement participatory approaches to their projects.

Course duration

5 Days

What you will learn

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

Understand PM&E Process
Develop PM&E Results Levels
Define Indicators for Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation
Develop Logical Framework Approach in PM&E
Carryout participatory M&E Planning
Understand data collection for PM&E
Develop Tools and Techniques for rural appraisal in PME
Carryout data Analysis in PM&E
Implement Participatory Impact Assessment

Course Outline

Introduction to Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation (PME)

Definition of Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation
Purpose and benefits of Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation
Principles of Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation
The relevance of Participatory Monitoring And Evaluation
Challenges in using participatory approaches

PM&E Process

Planning the PM&E Process and Determining Objectives and Indicators
Data Collection methods and tools
Data analyzing

Developing PM&E Results Levels

M&E results chain
Components of results chain
Linking the result levels

Indicators for Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation

What are indicators
Types of indicators
Characteristics of good indicators
Participatory process of indicator definition

Logical Framework Approach in PM&E

LFA – Analysis and Planning phase
Design of logframe
Risk rating in logframe
Horizontal and vertical logic in logframe
Using logframe to create schedules: Activity and Budget schedules

Participatory M&E Planning

Components of PM&E plan
Developing PM&E plans
Implementing PM&E plans

Participatory Project design

Generating objectives for project planning
Developing an action plan for implementation
Group dynamics of participatory decision making

Data collection for PM&E

Participatory Information gathering Tools and Methods
Quantitative and qualitative data
Triangulating data collection sources and methods
Preparing data collection methods/tools

Tools and Techniques for PME

Participatory Rural Appraisal(PRA) tools
Beneficiary Assessment
Visual self-evaluation tools
Photographing the evidence
Community records and indicators

Participatory Action Research

Tools for PAR
Importance of PAR
Steps in carrying out PAR

Data Analysis in PM&E

Introduction to data analysis in PM&E
Using SPSS/Stata in quantitative data management and analysis for PM&E
Descriptive and inferential analysis
Participatory dissemination of the findings

Participatory Evaluation

Evaluation questions
Evaluation design
Participatory data collection
Evaluation data analysis
Evaluation findings dissemination and action planning

Participatory Impact Assessment

What is participatory impact assessment
Process of PIA
Community defined indicators in PIA
Participatory tools and methods in PIA
Project attribution

Reporting in PM&E

Reporting on progress toward outcomes to Stakeholders and Participatory dissemination.
Communication activities to partners and stakeholders
Lessons learned
Key activities and results that need planning
Using the information for the action-learning process and reporting

Training Approach

This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.

Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate.

Tailor-Made Course

We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs. Contact us to find out more:

Training venue

The training will be conducted at Devimpact Institute Training Centre, Nairobi Kenya.


The training fee covers tuition fees, learning materials, and training venue. Accommodation and airport transfer are arranged for our participants upon request.

Payment should be sent to our bank account before start of training and proof of payment sent to

Event Properties
Event Date July 9,2018, 8:00 am
Event End Date July 13,2018, 4:30 pm
Cut off date July 6,2018
Individual Price $800.00
Location Nairobi

Organisation Devimpact Institute

Country: Kenya