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Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL)

Course Fee $485.00

No. of Places 10 of 10

Start April 12, 2020

End April 16, 2020

Location Erbil - MSELECT Academy

This five-day training course introduces participants to basic concepts related to evaluating projects and programs. Following a general introduction to monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning including terminology, principles and theoretical approaches, participants will use a case study to practice applying a staged approach to the design and implementation of the learning-based evaluation. Participants will experiment with approaches to scoping an evaluation plan and clarifying program outcomes, explore what constitutes effective monitoring and learn techniques for monitoring unexpected outcomes. This course seeks to enhance participants understanding of MEAL with the view to improving implementation, decision-making, and management capacities through learning and practical application


Course Objectives

By the end of the training participants will understand the following:

  1. Have developed a deeper understanding of the characteristics of effective MEAL and MEAL systems.

  2. Have reviewed approaches to planning for MEAL, including Theory of Change, and explored some of the challenges with these.

  3. Be able to select and use appropriate data collection methods and tools effectively and explored debates around newer qualitative and participatory approaches.

  4. Have considered principles and steps in data analysis and the issue of quality of evidence.

  5. Have explored ways to address issues around impact assessment and the M&E of outcomes and impact and how this leads to deeper levels of accountability to donors and stakeholders.

  6. Considered their own role in bringing about improved MEAL within their projects, programs, and organizations.

  7. MEAL Cycle Frameworks

  8. MEAL Planning and Budgeting

  9. Accountability and Learning Frameworks - project end lines, baselines, and best practices evaluation

  10. Data analysis and interpretation

  11. Reporting on evaluation findings

  12. How MEAL contributes to continuous improvement and overall project reporting


The course is intended for:

Managers/Supervisors and team members who are new to the development sector or managerial role;

Development sector professionals who intend to work closely with the implementation of planning activities and operating procedures development;

Consultants/contract staff operating in the development sector.


When and where is the course being held?

The next course will take place at MSELECT Academy's training centre in Erbil, starting on Sunday, April 12, 2020.

  • Timing: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Duration: five days.

  • Location: MSELECT Venue, Erbil.  



Must be made 5 working days before the start of the course. Payment can be made in cash, by bank transfer or through exchange offices.


How do I register?

Sign up on this page or by emailing with the following details:

  • Full Name:

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