This free online course builds the capacity of development and humanitarian professionals in the area of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL). Learners will increase their understanding of MEAL, test their new knowledge through case-based scenarios, and enhance their ability to track the progress and impact of their projects.
The course consists of 8 modules that address the full life cycle of MEAL. Upon completion of the modules, you will be able to:
- Design logic models that later become the foundations of MEAL in projects. These tools include the Theory of Change, Results Frameworks, and Logical Frameworks (logframes);
- Plan for MEAL using practical tools that include Performance Management Plans, Indicator Performance Tracking Tables, Summary Evaluation Tables, Evaluation Terms of Reference, Feedback-and-Response Mechanisms, Learning Plans and Communication Plans;
- Collect MEAL data by using well-designed qualitative and quantitative data collection tools, appropriate sampling methods, and recommended data management practices;
- Analyze MEAL data to inform project decision, communicate with stakeholders and practice adaptive management.
It should take you around 7-8 hours to complete the whole course. Each module will take approximately 40-60 minutes.