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Philanthropy University

Planning for Monitoring and Evaluation

Philanthropy University and fhi360 via Independent


How will you measure your project’s success? This course will help you answer this question by introducing the basics of monitoring and evaluation (M&E). In this course, you will learn how successful projects plan for data collection, management, analysis, and use. As you complete the course assignments, you will create an M&E plan for your own project.



Module 1: Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation

Link M&E to your project’s design

Module 2: Linking M&E to Project Design

Define the indicators that you will measure

Module 3: Identifying Indicators & Targets

Choose appropriate data collection methods

Module 4: Data Collection

Create clear, useful data collection tools

Module 5: Roles & Responsibilities

Assign M&E roles and responsibilities


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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Having completed this course, I give credit to the Philanthropy University and FHI360 team for conveying such a technical given subject matter (monitoring and evaluation) in such a simplified manner. Though, the fundamental concepts, skill sets, tools...
  • Opeyemi Simon Samuel completed this course, spending 7 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    This course on Monitoring and Evaluation has provided me with an added skill on M&E and has puts me in better place to be hired to do an M&E job. Its easy, clear and flexible. I recommend it to everyone who has interest.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Dear friends of the entire global, join Philanthropy University for your career development. I was very amazed when i saw that this University were giving important courses such as Advocacy, Planning for Monitoring and Evaluation as well as Human Capital Strategy. These courses are very important to young professionals with ambitious career advancement. Please come and join this amazing institution.
  • Andulile Raphael Mwaisaka

    Andulile Raphael Mwaisaka completed this course.

    The course is narrated in simple language which most of the people can get through even for though English is not their native language. The step by step instructions are very helpful even for a slow learner can corp with it. Examples used are very simple and therefore well understood to motivate a learner try to do himself/herself for practical purpose. To conclude I would say, the course is well prepared in a manner which inspire someone to continue reading and doing something for practical purpose. It is real a self- paced learning course. No technical terminologies have been used or where they are used are given simple descriptions which most learner can understand. I enjoyed learning.
  • Sani Emmanuel Numa

    Sani Emmanuel Numa completed this course.

    Before now, I have been scouting the internet for resources on M&E with little success due to the junks out there. But in spite of my skepticism about the thorough nature of online course, I decided to just give it a try and really, the Philanthropy University platform is the best. The case studies, resource, illustrations, tasks etc. was wonderful and for everyone of my team at Oliveserah Business and Academic Concepts, taking courses with Philanthropy University will become a norm.
  • Kortu Ndebe completed this course.

    This course by Philanthropy University is so educative and fully completing it will help bring a lot of positive changes within your organization and leads to a successful project implementation, putting you in the right position for evaluation and even monitoring. I wholeheartedly recommend this course and other courses offered by Philanthropy University like Essentials of Non-profit Strategy, Project Management.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This course is really a great one, for anyone seeking for the right knowledge in project monitoring and evaluation. I was really finding it difficult to monitor and evaluate a project, this course was really an eye-opener for me, I grabbed the knowledge which i earnestly needed. Thanks to philanthropy University and their Team!
  • Saed Mahad Ismail

    Saed Mahad Ismail completed this course.

    Understanding about monitoring,evaluation,accountability and learning.Also how to plan the projects during monitoring and evaluation.
    Also what is monitoring, types of monitoring,process of monitoring and evaluation and reasons of to make monitoring and evaluation and to achieve a project successfull.
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    Zeb completed this course.

    The course "Planning for Monitoring and Evaluation" communicated in so meaningful and interactive ways. Certainly, the learning outcomes of this course are value addition for my stuy and skills.
    I strongly recommend to all M&E position lovers to try this course and feel the change of learning with implementation.
    Best wishes for all...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course is very interesting and helpful!
    I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in monitoring and evaluation or working in this field.
    The course will take you through establishing a strong M&E plan for your project with practical assignments that help in having a concrete understanding of the whole thing!
    Loved it so much!
  • Charles Nyaribo

    Charles Nyaribo is taking this course right now.

    This is a very important course as far as successful project development completion is concern. Am rural development practitioner with extensive experience in agricultural projects both nationally and internationally. I learnt that a project to be successful it must have a team of competent and qualified monitoring and evaluation staff.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Philanthropy University has just nourished it more clear to me through the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) online free courses which I will strongly recommend for every individual including; those that are seeking for job and those who are working.
  • Taiwo Olayemi Adebowale

    Taiwo Olayemi Adebowale completed this course.

    The Planning for Monitoring and Evaluation course gives you the requisite knowledge and skills for any M&E project. The instructional platform is user friendly and learning materials are exceptionally informative. You will achieve above and beyond your goal!
  • Timothy Kemboi Kipruto

    Timothy Kemboi Kipruto completed this course.

    I recommend that having an office at each an every country you are in will be of importance and will make those people with interest in sharing with. It will also increase your access to your clients.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course is well structured, with good case examples. The discussion forums are good, very engaging and the learning methodology employed is good for both beginners and those with little expertise in M&E
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    for the firt step in setting up a M&E plan, questions such us need of informations for M&E plan, which informations is important for partners , i think this stage must be improve and be completed;
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This course was perfect. I understood the core concepts of planning for monitoring and evaluation and the applications in data collection, analyses and presentations and also in implementation research.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Enlightening course, Professional learning platform, Easy to understand course contents/materials, Interactive discussion forums, Great course instructional team and Ability to learn from peers.
  • Godlove Shu

    Godlove Shu completed this course.

    This course "Planning for Monitoring and Evaluation" introduced the fundamentals of M&E and went further to guide the learners through a robust process of creating an M&E Plan. It explained the meaning, similarities and differences between monitoring and evaluation. In addition, the course walked the learners through the important components of an M&E plan (Introduction document, Logical Framework, Indicator Document, Data Flow Map, Roles and Responsibility Chart).
    The course stressed the need and made learners understand that monitory and evaluation was fundamental to the success of any project and must be inculcated into the project as early as at the design phase.
  • Ahmed

    Ahmed completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.

    this course was very important for the development initiative and i have learned the main contents of monitoring and evaluation. i have enough experience and skills towards data collection and its analysis. the main challenges that i have encountered was the learning and understanding of indicators, outcome and output. it is difficult to set up project indicators or to understand how to reach the project indicator and that is why i have applied the course through online

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