Monitoring and Evaluation for Development

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Monitoring and Evaluation for Development

Many development and humanitarian organizations have made monitoring and evaluation (M&E) a top priority. In order to accurately and efficiently assess progress and program effects, advances in assessment methods, metrics, and goals, performance management, and managing for outcomes (impact) have been made in recent years. M&E is essential for designing relevant, efficient, and observable programs and initiatives, as well as monitoring and evaluating the impact of particular activities within target populations on a consistent and effective basis.

Monitoring is a continuous process of gathering and reviewing data to see how effectively an initiative, program, or policy is being carried out in comparison to the planned outcomes. Monitoring helps to provide managers and other key stakeholders with frequent input and early signs of progress (or lack thereof) toward achieving the desired outcomes. It entails gathering and reviewing data on implementation procedures, methods, and outcomes, as well as suggesting corrective actions.

An ongoing or completed project, program, or policy, as well as its design, execution, and outcomes, is evaluated in a systematic and objective manner. Evaluation determines the importance and achievement of goals, as well as their performance, efficacy, effects, and long-term viability. An assessment should include information that is both reliable and valuable, allowing beneficiaries and donors to incorporate lessons learned into their decision-making processes.

By organizing bi-monthly trainings SDSL seeks to play its role in the realization of a world that has equitable development, which goes hand in hand with the realization of the SDG goal that seeks to leave no one behind. Our Monitoring and evaluation training packages are professionally designed to be hands-on, relevant and up to date with the numerous challenges faced by development actors in the humanitarian field.

These products seek to look at existing conditions and programmes rolled out in these regions and prescribes solutions best suited to help actors on the ground in helping communities overcome the different challenges they face today. Through sound monitoring and evaluation practices, it becomes easier for organizations to evaluate where they are, where they are going, how they will get there and basically what needs to be done to achieve preset objectives. These M&E practices enable organizations to understand what they need to do, ultimately understand if they achieved the same and if they didn’t, evaluate what could have been done to improve results of rolled out projects.

SDSL has two sets of M&E training:

Entry requirements

These courses have beginners and advanced modules and SDSL will advise individuals appropriately after reviewing their applications.


To register, please send us an email to Training topics can be requested by writing to

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About the Author:

Njeru Munene
Seasoned Development Solutions is an international think tank whose key objective is to help organizations, development partners and government institutions in mainstreaming key sustainable development issues in development processes and programmes. We do this through providing expert advice in the fields of sustainable development, disaster risk management, social protection programming, gender mainstreaming and also through the provision of cutting-edge technology solutions that address the ever-evolving development needs. In addition to this, we also provide industry driven, relevant, tailored training events and programmes in the above-mentioned fields with the sole purpose of bridging knowledge gaps that derail the achievement of sustainable development.