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Be a Part of our Customised, Practical and Engaging Technical Assistance in M&E Design

7 August 2017

We recently held a technical assistance session on M&E Design in Cape Town in July 2017.

Have a look at what facilitator Dr Donna Podems highlighted as the main aims and objectives of this training:

“Since every organisation is unique, we understand that generic training is not always the most useful approach in building M&E skills. That’s why we’ve made sure that the technical assistance we provide is flexible yet guided to ensure core M&E concepts are understood and can be applied.

We engage with participants’ M&E needs and challenges. Participants actively apply their learnings about problem statements, activities and results to their own organisational programmes. This means that you walk away with a tangible product, in the form of an M&E framework, and can continue building this at your organisation.”

Here’s what participants had to say:

Policy and strategy officials should attend this training as they are usually the people who develop indicator frameworks based on problem statements provided to them. Sometimes they have the correct problem statements but derive the wrong indicators and use incorrect data sources.

I’m more on the monitoring side and I’ve heard so much about evaluation. I was wondering how to connect the two and that is what this clarified for me. This filled the gap between monitoring and evaluation for me.

Donna put a great perspective on the way she explained core M&E concepts and the way that she placed less focus on the labels used.


Here’s how participants will apply what they learnt to their work:

“The session gave me the foresight to be able to see what needs to be done in my organisation to make these changes happen back at the office. There is definitely some direction I will take using what I have learnt here at my organisation.”

“These exercises have pointed out that we need to make sure that we have the skills to do what we need to in order deliver results.”

Let us know if you would like us to provide customised technical assistance in M&E design for your organisation – contact Itumeleng Ramano today on (021) 4482058 or

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