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Monitoring and Evaluation Basics for Development Practitioners

Monitoring and Evaluation Basics for Development Practitioners

The three-day training programme on Monitoring and Evaluation Basics for Development Practitioners is part of Sambodhi endeavour to enhance understanding of research in Monitoring and Evaluation in particular among practitioners and scholars.

Training aims

Training Aims

The programme aims to:

  • Create appreciation of the art and science of M&E.
  • Provide conceptual clarity to facilitate better understanding of M&E.
  • Develop requisite skills to incorporate M&E in project design & develop M&E frameworks.
  • Enhance knowledge and develop skills for design & implementation of project monitoring systems.
  • Augment knowledge and skills for undertaking evaluation of development projects.

Course Objectives

At the completion of the training programme, participants would be able to:

  • Explain the basic concept of project & project cycle.
  • Describe key aspects of Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Develop Monitoring and Evaluation frameworks
  • Describe the principles and concepts in participatory monitoring and evaluation
  • Design monitoring systems and evaluation studies
  • Present M&E analyses for wider dissemination.

Why this training?

The programming and practice of development interventions has evolved significantly in the new millennium. On the one hand, we have witnessed concerted efforts by the international community to streamline development efforts symbolized by the  MDGs. At a more micro level, we have  witnessed a growing awareness among development practitioners to innovate and learn from experiences while adhering to the utmost levels of accountability and transparency.

Development institutions today are far more cognizant of the need for objective planning, effcient implementation and effective delivery of development outcomes. These advances have accentuated the need for responsive M&E systems to be instituted within organizations and projects. A well-designed and executed M&E system not only facilitates greater learning and reflection, it also helps institutions in building greater ownership among all stakeholders by improving upstream and downstream communication.

About Us

Sambodhi Research & Communications helps create high-impact knowledge to catalyse accountability in public domain. We offer project management, monitoring & evaluation and research solutions to implementers, federal and state governments, bilateral and multilateral aid agencies and corporate philanthropic foundations. Over the past decade, we have pioneered cutting-edge methodologies for evaluation of large-scale interventions across sectors and themes including public health, nutrition, sanitation, natural resources, renewable energy, livelihoods and microfinance.

Sambodhi also works towards enhancing appreciation of evidence-based functioning among development organisations and practitioners. As part of our field-building effort, we co-founded the Community of Evaluators-South Asia (CoE-SA); are home to the South Asian Journal for Evaluation in Practice (SAJEP) - first-of-its-kind peer reviewed journal on evaluation from this region, and have trained more than 5,000 professionals on M&E and related areas.

Course Content

Day 1

  • Project & Project Cycle.
  • Logic Model & Theory of Change
  • M&E Fundamentals.
  • Developing M&E Frameworks
  • Understanding Indicators.

Day 2

  • Developing a Monitoring Plan.
  • Conventional & Participatory Monitoring
  • PRA methods for Participatory M&E.
  • Research & Evaluation
  • Evaluation Designs & Process.

Day 3

  • Handling Data - Collection & Collation .
  • Data Analysis & Interpretation
  • Computer Assisted Data Analysis
  • Developing an Evaluation ToR
  • Monitoring without Indicators.


In consonance with the programme design, the overarching training method is based on  the principles of participatory adult learning that would build upon the experiential learning of participants. The programme pedagogy focuses on interactive group learning and aims both at knowledge development and skill upgradation through peer learning. Reading and resource  material developed by leading subject experts augments classroom experience. Training being a mutual learning process, the programme is built on the premise I hear, I forget, I see, I remember, I do, I understand.


Indian Participants: INR 15,000 per participant

Foreign Participants:     USD 600 per participant

(The fee covers tuition, reading and resource kit, certification, lunch and refreshments during the program. Participants need to make arrangements for travel and accommodation.)

Discount Structure

  • Early Bird Discounts
  • Registrations done 30 days prior to commencement of the programme get a discount of 20%
  • Registrations done 20 days prior to commencement of the programme get a discount of 10%
  • Group Discounts
  • 5 or more participants 20% discount
  • 3 or more participants 10% discount
  • Other Discounts
  • Individuals working with Not-for-profit organizations get an additional discount of 10%
  • Organizations & individuals who have participated in any of our past trainings get an additional discount of 10%

Note: As applicable, 2 or more discounts can be clubbed together.

Fee can be paid by Cheque /Demand Draft in favour of "Sambodhi Research and Communications Pvt. Ltd." payable at par at New Delhi.

Contact Us

M: +255-758279377 (Arpan)
M: +255-787894173 (Vijay)


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