Training: Monitoring & evaluation in practice (9 April – Eschborn)

Would you like to improve your monitoring & evaluation (M&E) skills? Then sign up for our one-day training workshop on M&E in practice taking place in Eschborn on Monday, 9 April 2018.

The training will be conducted by Dr Felipe Isidor-Serrano, member of Mainlevel’s executive board and senior consultant with over 12 years’ experience in M&E for international development cooperation.

Why a training on M&E?

We all know that projects often consider M&E an extra burden done grudgingly to satisfy donors. If this sounds familiar to you, then you may be losing out on a great opportunity. Our training will show you that M&E is not complicated and does not have to be a frustrating exercise. Our experience shows that, if done right, M&E contributes to better communication and collaboration among projects, partners, donors and beneficiaries. It can improve your informed decision-making, accountable reporting and even your public relations.

The training is aimed at anyone interested in or responsible for M&E in development cooperation projects – be it from donors, implementing agencies, civil society or the private sector.

What will you learn?

Our training will help you understand the nuts and bolts of M&E. It will introduce you to good practices for setting up or improving your M&E processes. After the training you will be able to answer the following questions:

On monitoring

  • What is results-based monitoring?
  • What are theory of change models? And why are there different levels of results?
  • How do you develop a theory of change model?
  • How do you develop indicators? And how can you measure your results?
  • What are robust methods of data collection, analysis and dissemination?
  • What are key components of an M&E system?

On evaluation

  • What are OECD-DAC evaluation criteria?
  • How do you develop an evaluation matrix?
  • How do you use a results model for evaluations?
  • What are impact- and theory-based evaluations

Date & Time

The one-day training will take place on Monday, 09 April 2018 from 10.00 until 17.00 (incl. a lunch break) at Mainlevel’s main office in Eschborn (near Frankfurt).


If you are interested, please write to us at for further information on the location and costs. Please include your organisation and your position in your e-mail. There are limited spots available, therefore we recommend you RSVP as soon as possible.