All Blog Posts Tagged 'M&E' (23)

Careers in Monitoring and Evaluation - Blog Post

New blog post on American University's Project Monitoring and Evaluation Certificate blog:

Please take a look, you might even find a tip of the hat to PCDN!

Added by Allyson Krupar on August 26, 2015 at 9:15am — 1 Comment

Sustainable Development Goals: Moving from Principles to Actions

Originally posted on DME for Peace, August 5, 2015. Author: Jared Miller, Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation Coordinator at Search for Common Ground. 



Added by Ella Duncan on August 10, 2015 at 10:46am — No Comments

What are the M&E Technology Tools of 2015?


Added by TechChange on January 8, 2015 at 5:50pm — No Comments

ENROLL NOW: Tech for M&E online certificate course (Early bird rates end Friday, Jan 9)

Hello PCDN Community Members,

Due to the overwhelming popularity of our Technology for M&E online course we offered for the first time last fall, we are holding the next round of TechChange's M&E online course which begins January 26 very soon. 

In September, more than 100 participants joined us from over 30 countries for the course. A few…


Added by TechChange on January 7, 2015 at 12:13pm — No Comments

M&E Training Workshop London

GRM International will be holding and M&E training workshop in London from 10 – 12 December, 2014. The course aims to provide skills and knowledge in M&E including practice, tools and techniques used. The course is…


Added by Derrick Sanyahumbi on November 21, 2014 at 4:54am — No Comments

Job at Saferworld: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Adviser, South Sudan




Juba, South Sudan


Reporting to:


Country Manager

Key Relationships:

Area Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Finance Manager, HR…


Added by Marie Aziz on November 11, 2014 at 1:17pm — No Comments

M&E Technology Meeting in Zambia Connects Online Learning Offline

Last month, we launched our very first round of TC111: Technology for Monitoring & Evaluation with a class of over…


Added by TechChange on October 17, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

ENROLL NOW: Tech for M&E online certificate course (Sep 22 - Oct 17 - PCDN $50 discount)

Hello PCDN Community,


As the international development community is increasingly realizing the importance of using data for evidence for the effectiveness of program interventions, we're very excited to introduce our new Tech for M&E online course which runs 22 September - 17 October 2014.…


Added by TechChange on September 15, 2014 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Want me to listen? Tell me a story.

If you've ever had any doubts that international aid or global health is a business, then one visit to an International AIDS Conference will clear them away. Between the free frozen yogurt from big pharma and bookend speeches from the Clintons, it was hard to ignore what a "sexy" disease HIV was last week in Washington D.C.…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on August 1, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

The too-often forgotten, yet critical first half of M&E

I’ve been enjoying inProgress’ new manual, “Integrated Monitoring: A Practical Manual for Organizations That Want to Achieve Results," on the metro over the last couple of days. (Thanks to the recommendation from @txtpablo.) The blog, Development That Works, recently discussed the same issue in its…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on May 30, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


1. ergh: used when in a state of disgust, confusion, frustration, or convulsion. "ergh, I just threw up all over the keyboard." "ergh, that's wrong." (from Urban Dictionary)

It’s proposal purgatory time at the aid agency where I’m currently working. And one of the joys, the inescapable joys of this time, is completing the accompanying …


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on February 26, 2012 at 10:26pm — No Comments

12 to watch in 2012

I know, I know. I’m supposedly on a self-declared shut-down, but I couldn’t resist sharing my top 12 people, trends, sites, and organizations to watch in 2012!!

In no particular order...

  1. @InnovateAfrica – About to unleash the philanthropic and intellectual capital of the African Diaspora for collective social investment on the continent!
  2. Re-Action – A private-sector…

Added by Jennifer Lentfer on January 3, 2012 at 12:38pm — 3 Comments

A tale of two realities

I attended two entirely different Washington D.C. aid industry events yesterday.

The first was a Society for International Development panel entitled, “M&E in the For-Profit and Non-Profit Sectors: Differences and Shared Advantages” and the second was “…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on December 14, 2011 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Accountability in all the wrong places

“But how will we hold them accountable?” the senior technical advisor said of the proposal from the high-profile NGO. “There’s not even a logframe in there.”

Silently in my cubicle, I thought, “Oh, if only that would only make people and organizations accountable…”

Obviously, the need and the desire to be accountable in our industry are not going away. With foreign aid budgets under fire in many donor countries, accountability perhaps becomes even more…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on December 8, 2011 at 7:06am — 1 Comment

Real Impact with Saeed Wame

I always walk away from a conversation with Saeed Wame, founder and director of Namwera AIDS Coordinating Committee (NACC) of Malawi, with a new understanding. Whether he be blowing my concept of “capacity” wide open, or offering a completely new definition of volunteer, Saeed is the sort of community leader whose wisdom and…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on October 25, 2011 at 7:58am — No Comments

How would you measure the strength of a partnership?

Building on’s earlier posts, “How to build strong relationships with grassroots organizations” (part 1, part 2, part…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on October 20, 2011 at 8:49am — No Comments

#111: Milestones and Mountains Left to Climb

The leader of a former grantee organization I used to work with in Rwanda asked me last month:

Since you started [], can you see any impact around advocated issues? Any results to share?”

It’s only fair. I’m sure I asked this of local organizations like hers too many times to count.

So today, since I missed the milestone of my 100th post, I share and celebrate the…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on October 19, 2011 at 12:01am — No Comments

Effective aid: A matter of faith?

The “beast” had eaten all of the chickens.

That is why the income-generating activity undertaken by this small group in Malawi had not yet seen any profit, they explained. This is also why the group wanted to abandon chicken-rearing in favor of installing a paraffin pump, something that would require much less upkeep, inputs, and security.

What would it take for you to fund this youthful, energetic, but inexperienced group again?

A little faith? Or a lot for that…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 28, 2011 at 9:01am — No Comments

Got ‘Em: An Evaluation Story

A wannabe hot-shot technical advisor, I had just enough knowledge to be useful and just enough naïveté to be dangerous.

I was new to the country office and eager to demonstrate my monitoring and evaluation (M&E) prowess.

The task at hand was completing a mid-term review of a “problematic” implementing partner whose work focused on HIV and food security programming. There was no baseline, but go for it.

Oh, and this particular country office needed to put…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on April 17, 2011 at 9:50pm — 2 Comments

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