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Training on Monitoring and Evaluation for Humanitarian Programs

By: Devimpact Institute


20 - 28 Mar, 2023  9 days

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USD 950

Venue: Online

In humanitarian programs, monitoring and evaluation serve a variety of functions, but some of the most important is to ensure that humanitarian interventions are relevant and inclusive of all affected populations, to measure the outputs and outcomes of humanitarian interventions against a meaningful and manageable set of quantitative and qualitative indicators and/or questions, and to comprehend the broader effects of assistance and support.

The M and E for humanitarian Programs training provides an overview of the basic principles and methodologies for program monitoring and evaluation with emphasis on practical application for humanitarian researchers and practitioners.

Target Participants

This course is designed for researchers, project staff, development practitioners, managers, and decision-makers who are responsible for the project, program, or organization-level M and E of humanitarian projects.

Course Duration

Classroom: 5 days

Online: 7 days

What You Will Learn

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Understand monitoring and evaluation (M and E) of humanitarian programs
  • Design a humanitarian project using a logical framework
  • Develop indicators and targets for each result level
  • Track performance indicators over the life of the project
  • Evaluate a humanitarian project against planned outcomes
  • Develop and implement an M and E system
  • Develop a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan

Course Outline

Overview of Humanitarian Programs

  • Introduction to the concept of humanitarian programs
  • Concepts and Nature of Human Rights
  • The core humanitarian standards
  • Humanitarian program life cycle

Introduction to M and E

  • Definition of Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Why Monitoring and Evaluation are important
  • Key principles and concepts in M and E
  • M and E in the project lifecycle
  • Complementary roles of Monitoring and Evaluation
  • M and E for humanitarian projects

M and E Frameworks in Humanitarian Programs

  • Conceptual Frameworks
  • Results Frameworks
  • Logical Framework Analysis (LFA)
  • Log Frame - Design of humanitarian projects using Log Frame

M and E Humanitarian Program Indicators

  • Indicators selection
  • Indicator metrics
  • Linking indicators to results
  • Indicator matrix
  • Tracking of indicators

M and E Plans in Humanitarian Programs

  • Importance of an M and E Plan
  • Documenting M and E System in the M and E Plan
  • Components of M and E Plan
  • Using M and E Plan to implement M and E in a Project

Data Management for M and E in Humanitarian Programs

  • Sources of Data: Information systems, surveys, participatory poverty assessments, financial management tools
  • Use of different Surveys in data collection for humanitarian programs
  •  Participatory methods of data collection for humanitarian programs
  • Data analysis for humanitarian programs

Gender Perspective in M and E for Humanitarian Programs

  • Importance of gender in M and E
  • Integrating gender into program logic
  • Setting gender-sensitive indicators
  • Collecting gender disaggregated data
  • Analyzing M and E data from a gender perspective
  • Appraisal of projects from a gender perspective
  • Issues with integrating gender into M and E

Performance Evaluation of Humanitarian Programs

  • Determining evaluation points from the results framework
  • Components of evaluations: implementation and process evaluations.
  • Evaluation designs- experimental, quasi-experimental and non-experimental
  • Performance evaluation process
  • Evaluation findings sharing and dissemination

M and E Results Use and Dissemination

  • Use of M and E results to improve and strengthen humanitarian programs
  • Use of M and E Lessons Learned and Best Practices
  • M and E reporting format
  • M and E results in communication strategies

Training Approach

This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in their respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group work, and case studies.

Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued a certificate.

Tailor-Made Course

We can also do this as a tailor-made course to meet organization-wide training needs. A training needs assessment will be done on the training participants to collect data on the existing skills, knowledge gaps, training expectations, and tailor-made needs.

Online Mar 20 - 28 Mar, 2023

Class Session: 08:30:am - 04:00:am

USD 950.00 + 47.50 (VAT)(Classroom-based)
USD 600.00 + 30.00 (VAT)(Online)
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Devimpact Institute +254 714349537

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