Monitoring Evaluation and Data Analysis for Community Based Projects Course

Monitoring Evaluation and Data Analysis for Community Based Projects Course


Welcome to the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Data Analysis for Community-Based Projects course! In the realm of community development, effective monitoring, evaluation, and data analysis are crucial for assessing project effectiveness, measuring impact, and driving continuous improvement. This course is designed to equip participants with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to design and implement robust monitoring and evaluation systems for community-based projects. Whether you're a development practitioner, project manager, NGO staff member, or community leader, this course will provide you with the expertise to enhance project outcomes and drive positive change in communities.

Course Objectives:

  1. Comprehensive Understanding of M&E Principles: Gain a comprehensive understanding of monitoring and evaluation principles, frameworks, and methodologies, including their relevance and application in the context of community-based projects.
  2. Data Collection and Analysis Techniques: Learn practical techniques for collecting, managing, and analyzing data for monitoring and evaluation purposes, including qualitative and quantitative data collection methods, data management techniques, and statistical analysis.
  3. Impact Assessment and Attribution: Develop proficiency in assessing project impact and attributing outcomes to project interventions, including advanced impact evaluation methodologies and techniques.
  4. Utilization of M&E Findings: Understand the importance of utilizing monitoring and evaluation findings for decision-making, learning, and adaptive management, and learn strategies for effectively communicating findings to stakeholders.
  5. Capacity Building for Sustainable M&E: Explore strategies for building local capacity for monitoring and evaluation within communities, organizations, and institutions to ensure the sustainability of M&E efforts and empower communities to drive their own development.

Organization Benefits:

  1. Enhanced Project Effectiveness: Equipping project staff with monitoring, evaluation, and data analysis skills enhances project effectiveness by enabling evidence-based decision-making, fostering accountability, and maximizing project impact and outcomes.
  2. Improved Learning and Adaptation: Implementing robust monitoring and evaluation systems promotes organizational learning and adaptation by providing valuable insights into project performance, identifying lessons learned, and facilitating adaptive management and continuous improvement.
  3. Stakeholder Engagement and Empowerment: Engaging community members and stakeholders in monitoring and evaluation processes fosters greater ownership, participation, and collaboration, leading to more inclusive and sustainable development outcomes.
  4. Increased Accountability and Transparency: Strengthening monitoring and evaluation practices enhances project accountability and transparency by providing stakeholders with credible and transparent information on project progress, results, and impact.
  5. Sustainable Community Development: Building local capacity for monitoring and evaluation empowers communities to take ownership of their development processes, leading to more sustainable and impactful interventions that address local needs and priorities.

Target Participants:

 This course is designed for development practitioners, project managers, NGO staff members, community leaders, government officials, and other professionals involved in community-based development projects. It is suitable for individuals with varying levels of experience in monitoring and evaluation, from beginners to seasoned professionals, who seek to enhance their skills and knowledge in monitoring, evaluation, and data analysis for community-based projects.

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)
    • Overview of M&E concepts, principles, and frameworks
    • Importance of M&E in community-based projects
    • Case Study: Designing an M&E framework for a community health project
  2. Data Collection Methods for Community-Based Projects
    • Qualitative and quantitative data collection methods
    • Participatory data collection techniques
    • Case Study: Conducting a community needs assessment using participatory tools
  3. Data Management and Analysis Techniques
    • Data management principles and best practices
    • Data analysis techniques and tools
    • Case Study: Analyzing project data to assess program impact
  4. Impact Assessment and Attribution
    • Introduction to impact evaluation methodologies
    • Attribution and contribution analysis
    • Case Study: Conducting an impact evaluation of a community development project
  5. Utilization of M&E Findings for Decision-Making
    • Importance of utilizing M&E findings for decision-making
    • Strategies for communicating M&E findings to stakeholders
    • Case Study: Using M&E findings to inform programmatic decisions and strategy
  6. Capacity Building for Sustainable M&E
    • Building local capacity for monitoring and evaluation
    • Engaging communities in M&E processes
    • Case Study: Training community members to conduct M&E activities
  7. Monitoring and Evaluation Planning and Implementation
    • Developing an M&E plan for community-based projects
    • Implementing M&E activities and systems
    • Case Study: Implementing an M&E plan for a community water and sanitation project
  8. Participatory M&E Approaches
    • Engaging community members in M&E processes
    • Participatory monitoring and evaluation techniques
    • Case Study: Facilitating a participatory M&E workshop with community stakeholders
  9. Gender-Sensitive M&E
    • Understanding gender considerations in M&E
    • Gender-sensitive data collection and analysis
    • Case Study: Conducting a gender-sensitive evaluation of a women's empowerment project
  10. Ethical Considerations in M&E
    • Ensuring ethical conduct in M&E activities
    • Protecting human subjects and communities
    • Case Study: Addressing ethical challenges in M&E research
  11. Learning and Knowledge Management in M&E
    • Capturing and sharing lessons learned from M&E activities
    • Knowledge management strategies for M&E
    • Case Study: Documenting and disseminating best practices from M&E activities
  12. Impact of Technology on M&E
    • Leveraging technology for data collection and analysis
    • Mobile-based data collection tools and platforms
    • Case Study: Using mobile technology to improve M&E data collection efficiency
  13. Adaptive Management and Continuous Improvement
    • Applying adaptive management principles to M&E
    • Using M&E findings for adaptive program management
    • Case Study: Incorporating feedback loops for continuous improvement in M&E processes

Essential Information


  1. Our courses are customizable to suit the specific needs of participants.
  2. Participants are required to have proficiency in the English language.
  3. Our training sessions feature comprehensive guidance through presentations, practical exercises, web-based tutorials, and collaborative group activities. Our facilitators boast extensive expertise, each with over a decade of experience.
  4. Upon fulfilling the training requirements, participants will receive a prestigious Global King Project Management certificate.
  5. Training sessions are conducted at various Global King Project Management Centers, including locations in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kigali, Dubai, Lagos, and others.
  6. Organizations sending more than two participants from the same entity are eligible for a generous 20% discount.
  7. The duration of our courses is adaptable, and the curriculum can be adjusted to accommodate any number of days.
  8. To ensure seamless preparation, payment is expected before the commencement of training, facilitated through the Global King Project Management account.
  9. For inquiries, reach out to us via email at [email protected] or by phone at +254 114 830 889.
  10. Additional amenities such as tablets and laptops are available upon request for an extra fee. The course fee for onsite training covers facilitation, training materials, two coffee breaks, a buffet lunch, and a certificate of successful completion. Participants are responsible for arranging and covering their travel expenses, including airport transfers, visa applications, dinners, health insurance, and any other personal expenses.

Course Date Duration Location Registration
29/07/2024 To 09/08/2024 10 Days Mombasa, Kenya
26/08/2024 To 06/09/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
23/09/2024 To 04/10/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
21/10/2024 To 01/11/2024 10 Days Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
18/11/2024 To 29/11/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
16/12/2024 To 27/12/2024 10 Days Nairobi, Kenya