Design, Monitor & Evaluate
Development Projects That Get Results
& Attract Donor Support
A Poorly Planned Project Will Always Fail To Deliver
projects have to meet stakeholders' needs and align to donors'
interests. And they need to be built around a logical chain of results.
we don't get the planning right, a project will miss the mark from the
start. It can promise results that cannot be delivered, or fail to
achieve its full potential.
Poor Monitoring Leads To Poor Decisions
We need to ensure that our team consistently collects data on the right things using the right methods at the right time. But without a comprehensive M&E plan, projects will always go off track. That means outcomes not achieved, chasing after data and extra cost to the project.
Communities Lose Out, Donors Become Dissatisfied And Project Teams Pull In Different Directions
It's a simple fact that a well-designed and well-monitored project will get better results - while poor design and inadequate monitoring lead to:
And while RBM has been a top priority of the United Nations and other donor agencies since 2005, many organisations are still planning and monitoring projects in the same old way.
"RBM is not a tool - it is a mindset, a way of working that looks beyond processes and activities, to focus on the actual social and economic benefits of projects for beneficiaries."
- UN Habitat
A Results-Based Approach
Imagine being able to consistently deliver projects that achieve real, measurable results - the kind of results that address the needs of communities and stakeholders, and align with your donors' strategic objectives.
Imagine having an M&E plan in place, from the very start, so that you can measure progress towards those results. The whole team know what they are doing; data collected flows to where it is needed - when it is needed; and managers can make those vital decisions that steer a project to a successful outcome.
Results-Based Management gives us a framework to:
A reputation for success as a team that creates positive, measurable change for communities.
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This flexible, self-paced, practical course will teach you how to:
Clear, Straightforward, Practical Learning
While you will get all the theory you need, we want you to learn the steps and tools in a way that you can apply time after time after the course is over.
This means creating your own project from scratch - from problem identification through designing the project right through to building the M&E plan.
And we know development practice can often be very confusing. We take current best-practice and explain it in the most clear way possible - cutting through to what's important in ways you can understand and apply.
What's In The Course?
You will learn a step-by-step method you can use every time to identify, plan and monitor projects. This practical course will teach you how to:
How It Works
As soon as you enroll you get immediate, lifetime access to a step-by-step course full of short, clear and practical videos, examples, case studies, discussions and tasks, along with handouts, templates and all the reference materials you will ever need - all downloadable so you don't miss a thing.
The course is self-paced - which means you work at your own speed, giving you enough time to actually test out what you learn and seek support if you have any issues. Including the tasks, it should take 30 - 40 hours to fully complete the course.
Through your one-year membership of the private ELD RBM Professionals Forum you can ask questions or share work done such as Problem Trees, Log Frames or M&E Plans. In the group we also schedule Q&A-based live video sessions for those interested, and you are also welcome to attend those if you want to raise questions face-to-face.
PERSONAL WORK REVIEW
When you reach the end of the course you also get one-to-one, personal feedback on your project plan and M&E Plan, via email or live chat (downloadable for future reference).
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WHAT OTHER DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONALS SAY
"Wonderful materials, perfect explanation videos and no chance of missing anything. If we follow this course, at the end we have new project with a perfect M&E system. The Forum helps us to share our views and get help. The course is also cost-effective and can be done without affecting routine work."
Consultant working 10 years in M&E (UNDP, INGOs)
"As a result of the training, RBM is now our in-house tool for project evaluation and appraisal, and we mainstream RBM in all our 37 project offices across Nigeria. Neil opened my eyes to critical issues of linking activities to results and impacts, and his ability to deconstruct and demystify M&E made the training a life-changing experience."
Dr Steve Ogidan
National Coordinating Consultant
Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk-Sharing System for Agricultural Lending
“Neil is a wonderful trainer who lets the participants have in-depth knowledge of the course. And the way the course has been designed and is conducted really helps to grasp a good knowledge on the subject matter.”
Monitoring and Evaluation Associate
World Wide Fund For Nature, Nepal
"The training videos, slides, tutor comments and the printable PDF materials are more than enough now for me to call myself an RBM professional."
Imani House, USA / Liberia
"The training helped me to improve my knowledge on how to develop social projects more efficiently. The course provides good learning on how to develop projects with better performance and greater accountability by applying a clear logical framework to plan, manage and measure an intervention with a focus on the results you want to achieve."
TAMEB (German-Turkish Partnership for Vocational Skills Development)
"The course responds to the actual challenges in terms of concepts and practices of M&E. The material presents clearly the different phases and components of the RBM approach. It was easy to learn the elements of a project, the M&E toolkit and how to plan M&E. It is easy to self-learn based on the useful material provided. The videos and texts provided can be used to support me during my professional activities."
N'cho Akahoua Simon
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria
course exceeded my expectations. At the beginning of the course I was
hoping to learn more about LFA and identifying appropriate indicators
for evaluation.To understand the LFA approach I have had to
learn so much more - writing objectives, developing a problem tree,
problem and stakeholder analysis and finally the LFA matrix. Some of
those concepts I wrongly assumed that I understood so it was quite an
eye opener to learn the correct meanings and applications.
I especially liked the flexibility to take time away for work and come back to the course - that has been very useful. The discussion forum was also good because one can learn from the experience of other people. Thank you, ELD."
Dr Bolaji Obadeyi
"I enjoyed very much every part of it - I really refreshed a lot of things about the LFA and RBM. Your work is well-constructed, well-thought and designed to be understood and implemented by the participants. The sources are excellent selections of the best. The videos were short and focused to the fundamental points."
International Development Project Manager
"The course was very interesting and practical. I learnt a lot about stakeholder analysis, the steps to LFA, the role of the assumptions, the link between the Problem Tree and the Objectives Tree, and also about M&E planing and indicators."
Commonwealth of Learning, Canada
Welcome From Course Instructor Neil Kendrick
Hi - and thanks for checking out this course!
For over 20 years, I've been helping development professionals like you get better results for their projects and beneficiaries, keeping their donors happy in the process.
Through my experience as a global trainer and consultant, I’ve developed this practical, step-by-step course for all those aspiring RBM / M&E professionals who couldn't join our training due to time, work, travel and cost constraints. Now - without having to book time off, or jump on a plane - you'll soon be able, at your own pace, to:
This course is based on a workshops I've run for several years in places like Addis Ababa, Manchester, Kathmandu, Istanbul, Yangon and Bangkok - each time making it more relevant, concise and practical. I’ve trained big INGOs such as Save the Children, Care and Oxfam, bilaterals including DFID, USAID and SNV, and multilateral donors like UNICEF, UNHCR and UNDP and from my worldwide experience you’ll quickly learn what works and what doesn't.
Applying even just a small part of what you learn on this course will increase your project's impact and cost-effectiveness - and, just like donors, we all want results and value for money. So when it comes to putting a value on better results for your projects and beneficiaries, how much should you invest?
Flying to a training, with all its extra costs, can often run into 1000s of dollars per person: think about air tickets, hotel bills, training fees, daily allowances and - of course - interrupted projects - it all adds up.
And for less than the travel costs alone, in just a few moments you could have:
So join me now, on this journey to real impact for your communities and stakeholders!
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Why Study Online With Us?
When considering RBM / M&E training, there are many benefits that make online study with ELD a practical, economic, flexible and effective investment, such as: