Southern Hemisphere

{Southern Hemisphere}{Unit 5, 1st Floor, Rozenhof Office Court, 20 Kloof Street}{Cape Town}{8001}{Johannesburg}{South Africa}{(021) 422-0205}
Unit 5, 1st Floor, Rozenhof Office Court, 20 Kloof Street Cape Town, Johannesburg
Phone: (021) 422-0205

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Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning for Development Projects


This 5 day course equips development practitioners with the knowledge and expertise to conduct planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting or to guide project partners.  A key objective is to increase the capacity of the development sector to deliver and measure project outcomes that are efficient and effective.  It is also critical that organisations are able to use the eveidence from the MEL efforts for programme improvement.  This course will provide a space for development practitioners to elarn from each other by sharing knowledge and experiences.

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, evaluation and learning 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, evaluation and learning framework and system

Construct an evaluation report

Design terms of reference for an evaluation



Course Outline

Purpose and benefits of planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning

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.