Southern Hemisphere

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Unit 5, 1st Floor, Rozenhof Office Court, 20 Kloof Street Cape Town, Johannesburg
Phone: (021) 422-0205

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Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation for Development Projects

This course aims to equip practitioners, project partners and external evaluators with the knowledge and expertise required to conduct project planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting. This skill is critical to any organisation or government department involved in development projects and programs. Our course is based on the Logical Framework Approach. We conduct our training using a workshop approach and include a high level of participant engagement. A case study methodology is used throughout the course to give participants the opportunity to apply key concepts in a practical manner.

Objectives and methodology


Having completed the course, participants will be able to:

Produce a stakeholder analysis, a problem analysis and an objective analysis using the Logical Framework Approach

Identify outputs, activities and inputs

Identify and develop "SMART" objectives and indicators

Identify and develop project risk factors and assumptions

Develop a plan of action

Develop a monitoring and evaluation plan

Indicate when an evaluation should take place and by whom (participatory evaluation)

Identify appropriate qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques

Identify the elements of a monitoring and evaluation framework and system

Construct an evaluation report

Design terms of reference for an evaluation


Course Outline

Purpose and benefits of planning, monitoring and evaluation

The project cycle

Introduction to the Logical Framework Approach (LFA)

7 steps of the LFA

Stakeholder analysis

Problem analysis

Objectives analysis

Alternatives analysis

Identification of indicators and means of verification

Identification of assumptions and risks

Setting baselines and targets

Theory of Change

How to produce a plan of action

Key concepts and approaches in evaluations (including effectiveness, efficiency, impact, relevance and sustainability)

Research, data analysis techniques and reporting

Developing a M&E system

Developing terms of reference and responding to proposals

Target Audience

Development practitioners, project leaders and decision makers responsible for designing, implementing, monitoring or evaluating development projects.


We have a team of experienced trainers and consultants including Nana Davies, Dena Lomofsky, Cathy Chames, Andries Mangokwana, Tracey Phillips and Wilma Wessels- Ziervogel.

Click here for more information regarding our team.