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Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning

Registration for the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning course in November 2024 is open!  To join the training fill out the registration form.

Why do this course?

Development programmes working on inclusive economic growth need to understand the markets they work in, monitor changes, and adapt their work accordingly. This sounds simple but is challenging in practice. What should we be monitoring, measuring and evaluating? What is ‘good enough’ measurement, and how do we attribute change to our programme? And – hardest of all – how do you get decision-makers to change their minds?

DevLearn’s online training course on monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) for inclusive economic growth answers these questions and more, using the DCED Standard for Results Measurement, a practical framework used by over a hundred programmes worldwide.

During this course you will:

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Learn how to build a practical monitoring, evaluation, and learning system.

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Develop a results chain showing the logic of an intervention, explore the assumptions that you make in intervention design, and articulate indicators based on the results chain.

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Understand how to select different research techniques to measure indicators, attribute results to the programme, and report credible results.

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Have your questions answered online by the course facilitator and other experts working in MEL.

How to apply?

Registration for the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning course in November 2024 is open!  To join the training fill out the registration form.

Course Fee

If you are paying for the course as an individual, you pay the individual fee. This is £350.

If an organisation is paying (or reimbursing you), you pay the organisational fee. It varies according to how many people the organisation sends on the training:

  • £450 per person with 1-4 people from organisation.
  • £400 per person with 5 and more people from organisation.

An extra 20% VAT is applicable for UK-registered organizations or individuals

Registration for November 2024 is open

You can get a 10% early bird discount If you apply before the 31st of August 2024

Remember that the deadline for applying and receiving payment is the 25th of October. Our courses are normally over-subscribed, so apply early to guarantee your place.

Course Activity

The course begins on the first Monday of the month, and lasts for four weeks. It is part-time, taking between half and a full day a week from participants, and so can be combined alongside a full time job. The course consists of four components:

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Recorded Videos

You will have access to recorded videos, which introduce the course material in an interesting, accessible way

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Weekly Webinars

We run a weekly live webinar to practice what you’ve learned, share your experiences and learn from other participants and the facilitators.

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Forum Discussions

You can ask (and answer) any questions you want in the forum, and get answers from other participants and the course facilitators.

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There are two assignments, peer-assessed by other course participants and reviewed in the weekly webinars.

The course typically takes four days to complete over the month. It is completely flexible (apart from the live webinars) – you can watch the lectures, participate in the forum, and do the assignments whenever you want. 

You will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.

Registration for the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning course in November 2024 is open!  To join the training fill out the registration form.

Previous Feedback

The course has been taken by over 1,000 people from around 30 different countries. Participants rated the course 4/5 for satisfaction, and 4.5/5 for value for money.

“Loved it, thank you Adam. This is a great course that simply and intelligently teaches the basic logic of current M&E practices.”

Course participant

“I appreciate the practical examples, input from multiple experts and the knowledge sharing on the platform.”

Course participant

“It is extremely useful for the people who apply the DCED Standard in their work. I would recommend everyone to attend the course”

Course participant


Do you cater for all timezones?

We run webinars twice a week to cater for different timezones, at 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. GMT. This covers most of the world, but if you are living in a timezone very far from GMT it might not suit your requirements. We apologise if this is the case.

What times are the webinars?

We run webinars two times a week, to cater to different timezones. You only need to join one of the webinars each week. The webinars will be held on Wednesdays at 7 a.m. GMT, and Thursdays at 2 p.m. GMT, and each webinar lasts two hours. You can convert to your timezone by clicking here.

Can I do this course if I am on a field trip?

Our course timings are very flexible, and if you are on a field trip for a week you can always catch up afterwards. If you are going to be away for most of the month, however, you might struggle to stay on top of the workload.

Can I do this course if I have a slow internet connection?

We have had participants take this course from all over the world, including countries without good internet access. While you do need internet access, it does not need to be a high-speed network. If you have previously used skype, WhatsApp calls, or Zoom you should be fine.

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Registration for the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning course in November 2024 is open!  To join the training fill out the registration form.