Design, Monitor & Evaluate Development Projects That Get Results & Attract Donor Support
A Poorly Planned Project Will Always Fail To Deliver
Successful projects have to meet stakeholders' needs and align to donors' interests. And they need to be built around a logical chain of results. If 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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About This Course
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.
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).
WHAT OTHER DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONALS SAY
Consultant working 10 years in M&E (UNDP, INGOs)
Dr Steve Ogidan
National Coordinating Consultant
Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk-Sharing System for Agricultural Lending
Monitoring and Evaluation Associate
World Wide Fund For Nature, Nepal
Imani House, USA / Liberia
TAMEB (German-Turkish Partnership for Vocational Skills Development)
N'cho Akahoua Simon
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria
Dr Bolaji Obadeyi
International Development Project Manager
Commonwealth of Learning, Canada
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!
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:
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