Duration: Three days

Language: English


It has been common practice for organizations to focus on the planning and implementation stages of development projects while paying little attention to the monitoring and evaluation of such projects. M&E activities are often carried out by external ‘Experts’ and focus on the needs of donors, often ignoring the local communities within which they operate.

Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) takes a different approach involving a wide range of stakeholders including the local people, development organizations (CBOs, NGOs), and donor agencies. (PM&E) also emphasizes learning and empowerment rather than making judgments. This is indeed essential in helping stakeholders to establish, own and implement their own monitoring and evaluation systems.

Course Description

This course is intended to broaden participants’ understanding of PM&E as a vital program/project management tool in strengthening participation, enhancing local capacity, and increasing local people’s confidence and control over development decisions and processes. By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the organizational contexts within which PM&E is implemented
  • Develop monitoring and evaluation plans in a more participatory manner
  • Facilitate PM&E processes for their project, program or organization
  • Describe practical and participatory tools for tracking project or program development and assessing outcomes
  • Identify ways to improve on their current practices in monitoring and evaluation.



The topics to be covered include:

  1. Introduction to PM&E
    • Importance of Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Components of a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework
  2. Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks
    • Logical Framework
    • Strategic Framework
  3. Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation Indicators
    • Developing indicators
    • Monitoring indicators
  4. Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation Plans
    • Developing PM&E Plans
    • Mainstreaming PM&E Plans with Project Plans
    • Implementing PM&E Plans
    • Monitoring PM&E Plans
  5. Data Management
    • Data Collection
    • Data Analysis
    • Communicating Results
    • Utilization of Results in Project Planning



Emphasis is on Practical skills. Plenary presentation & Group Work with the use of templates, and practical tools will be supplemented with Knowledge Transfer Activities that each participant will develop and implement in their work. After-Training, follow-up and remedial coaching will be offered to interested participants and organizations on request. Only a small number of participants will be admitted for the training to ensure quality time utilization for each participant.



The course is suitable for program managers, project officers and their assistants, planning, monitoring and evaluation officers, research/action officers, community facilitators from NGOs,

CBOs, and individuals interested in working in the development sector.



The course fee is KES 53,100/- USD 650 + VAT per participant. Fees cover tuition, training material and certificate of participation. If a participant requires accommodation, PRASOL is willing to help organize accommodation at the participant’s cost. Please note that the fees do not cover airfares, local transport or per diem.We offer a 10% discount to organizations that send 2 or more participants for the same training.

Application Procedure

You may apply onlineclick here or visit our website, www.prasolconsult.org to download a hard copy. We encourage early registration to ensure your reservations for this course. For further inquiries please contact us at training@prasolconsult.org or admin@prasolconsult.org, or call +254 758 517 373