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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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  • Amazing course, I think it's good initiation to learn about Monitoring and Evaluation. I hope there are a opportunity to develop more knowledge
  • Anonymous
    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, t…
  • 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
    A worthwhile course. Challenges you to excel. It Is relevant and applicable in today's world. I would recommend it to anyone intersted in developing their skills set. Thanks I enjoyed it.
    Its a good course for self enhancement and quality building. One who is looking for fast and reliant ability can pursue it. It is effective and value time spending
  • Andulile Raphael Mwaisaka
    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.
  • Godlove Shu
    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.
  • Sani Emmanuel Numa
    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.
  • Anonymous
    Dear sir/madam
    I would like to take this course of monitoring and evaluluation online learning, it's because it will help me with all my activity,
    So I have full interest about it and I want to make a full committement.

    Yours sincerely
    Duol wiyioy pajock Khan
  • 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
    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!
  • It was a great experience.
    Coursera is definitely a good platform to learn. It helps me to understand the topic that I want. But in these case the topic that I took was "planning for monitoring and evaluation", and this course helps me a lot.
  • Saed Mahad Ismail
    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.
  • Charles Nyaribo
    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.
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    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
    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!
  • Anonymous
    Am Duol wiyioy pajock Khan who applied for the faculty of monitor and evaluluation online learning,so I have a interest to follow this learning program

    Thanks you so much
  • Anonymous
    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
    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!
  • Anonymous
    Great course for the beginner who is new to the concepts. This is simple to understand with examples and graphical explanations.

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