Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation2018-02-10T17:35:04+00:00


Course Tuition: $390
Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 2
Duration: 5 weeks


September 15 – October 20, 2017


September 11, 2017



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Course Description

Discover participatory methods in monitoring and evaluation for community development, where multiple stakeholders are involved in the process of planning, collecting, interpreting, communicating, and using information. Gain skills in using regular monitoring and evaluation processes, which will lead to continuous improvements.

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Plan a monitoring and evaluation project
  • Develop evaluation questions that address stakeholders needs
  • Select the most appropriate data collection method for a given situation
  • Effectively communicate monitoring and evaluation data
  • Use the monitoring information for effective feedback and improvement

This Course Applies Towards the Following Specialized Tracks

Testimonials from Past Course Participants for Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation:

“I wanted to tell you “in person” how much I enjoyed the course. I appreciated the opportunity that you and the class afforded to 1) make me think more deeply about some of the assumptions I hold about how social change takes place 2) become a lot smarter about what community-led development should really be in practice, 3) dramatically expand my knowledge of Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation methods and how best to implement them 4) create a “safe space” where I could speak freely.”

“This is the third course I’ve taken through Village Earth, and while they’ve all been eye-opening and valuable, this one brings everything together for me. I see now that for years I wanted participatory M&E in my work, but had no idea it existed, what to call it, what to look for, how to begin to go about it, etc. And I certainly didn’t have the vocabulary to describe vague wish-things-were-different feelings to co-workers or employers. What I’ve learned here, I’ll take and begin to introduce in my community. I’m excited by the way participatory M&E creates the conversation and direction.”