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Monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning (MEAL) are part of everyday program management and are critical to the success of all. Without an effective MEAL system we would be unable to track progress, make adjustments, discover unplanned effects of program, or judge the impact that we have made on the lives of those with whom we are working. It also helps individuals and teams to be accountable to stakeholders through information sharing and developing a complaints or feedback mechanism which can help to guide program implementation. This training introduces participants to MEAL concepts and practices.  It will stimulate ideas on how to design and implement monitoring and evaluation processes that strengthen accountability and learning, and so promote project, program and strategy effectiveness


10 days


This is a general training is targeting variety of program staff, management team members and thematic staff, Project Management Officials, government officials, program managers; policy makers and program implementers; development practitioners and activists and NGO and CSO members,    




The training will enable participants to;

v  Develop an understanding of the basic principles underlying MEAL

v  Design and implement MEAL strategies, systems, and frameworks

v  Develop and support the use of MEAL tools and practices in program development

v  Supporting the development of MEAL work pieces such as program baselines, mid-term reviews and end lines

v  Equip participants with an understanding of the major tools and best practices involved in MEAL

v  Provide participants effective rules of thumb and a framework to approach methodological issues in MEAL

v  Collect data, ensure data quality management and analyses the data

v  Understand project reporting by using MEAL


Module 1: Introduction Monitoring & Evaluation

v  M&E and the project/program cycle

v  Importance of M&E

v  Purposes and uses of M&E

v  Identifying gaps in M&E

v  Barriers to effective M&E

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning  (MEAL) overview

v  Introduction to MEAL

v  MEAL Components

v  Purposes and functions of MEAL

v  MEAL approach

v  How MEAL changes M&E

v  Challenges to MEAL

Module 2: Frameworks and MEAL Cycle

v  Frameworks and approaches informing MEAL

v  The language used in MEAL

v  The MEAL cycle

v  Exploring key elements of a MEAL plan

v  Defining indicators

v  Designing, implementation and management of a MEAL framework 

Module 3: MEAL Planning and Budgeting

            MEAL planning

v  Planning and budgeting of MEAL

v  Planning and Budgeting relationship.

v  Tools for planned monitoring and evaluation activities

v  How do I get started?- Practical’s and application

·         Identifying project/program goals.

·         Identifying project/program indicators and targets.

·         Selecting data collection methods and data sources for prioritized indicators in your MEAL plan

·         Decide upon your data analysis, quality assurance/validation, and management strategy.

·         Identify your strategy for reporting and disseminating data.

            MEAL Budgeting

v  Activities based MEAL budgeting

v  Components of the Budget

v  Exercise: MEAL Plan and corresponding budget

Module 4: Accountability and Learning

v  Meaning of accountability mean in practice

v  Aspects of accountability.

v  Importance of Accountability

v  Information sharing

v  Participation

v  Handling Complaints

v  Learning and its role

Exercise: Incorporating Accountability and Learning in Projects

Module 5: Baseline and evaluation design and management

v  The purpose and use of baselines and evaluations

v  Purpose and use of needs assessments, situation analysis,

v  Baselines, evaluations and real-time reviews

v  Importance of baseline for monitoring and evaluation

v  Steps in planning and undertaking baselines and evaluations

Module 6: Survey Planning and Implementation Types of surveys

v  The survey design and process

v  Methods of survey sampling and determining the Sample size

v  Data collection techniques and tools

v  Designing survey questionnaires

v  Pretesting research tools for Validity and Reliability

v  Conducting the survey

v  After the survey

v  Exercise: Planning for a survey

Module 7: MEAL Data Collection: Mobile Based Data Collection (ODK)

v  Introduction to mobile phone data collection

v  Advantages and challenges of Mobile Applications

v  Components of Open Data Kit (ODK)

v  Install ODK Collect into mobile devices

v  Designing and creating Forms

v  ODK Aggregate Server

v  Exercise: Mobile Based Data Collection using ODK

Module 8: Data Quality Management, Tabulation and graphical presentation of data (SPSS/Stata/R)

Data quality Management

v  Types of variables (Numerical, discrete variables, dummy variables,

v  Entering categorical and continuous data

v  Defining and labeling variables

v  Validation and Sorting variables

v  Transforming, recording and computing variables

      Tabulation and graphical presentation of data

v  Descriptive Statistics

v  Frequency Tables

v  Tables for categorical data

v  Graphs and charts

v  Exercise: Data Management, Graphing, and Tabulations

Module 9: Data analysis and interpretation and use (SPSS/Stata/R)

v  Hypothesis testing

v  Comparing Means.

v  Regression and Correlation analysis

v  Interpreting the data

v  Introduction to analyzing qualitative data and qualitative data analysis software

v  Exercise: Data Analysis and interpretation

Module 10: Project reporting through MEAL

v  Use of MEAL data  in Reporting

v  Communication activities to partners and stakeholders

v  Lessons learned

v  Decisions making

v  Recap


v  Training is residential and will be held at Afriex Training Centre.

v  The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

v  Accommodation and airport transfer are arranged upon request by the participant.

v  This training can also be tailor made for your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our training Centre or at a convenient location.

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v  Payment should be made to Afriex Training Limited bank account before the start of the training and receipts sent to

v  Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Afriex Training Ltd certificate.

Contact Details

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+254 715 310 685 | +254 732 543 623

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