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About this Portal

Welcome to the Managing for Sustainable Development Impact Portal about participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation

This portal is the portal for Managing for Sustainable Development Impact (M4SDI), with particular focus on Participatory Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PPME). The portal is managed by Wageningen University and Research, Centre for Development Innovation (CDI). It provides access to key publications and internet resources on planning, monitoring and evaluation. Special reference is made to Managing for Sustainable Development Impact, an integrated approach to managing for results with attention to engaging people in a learning oriented process. The portal aims to provide an overview of what is happening worldwide in the area of PPME and managing for sustainable development impact. Besides public information this portal contains a restricted area for exchange between participants of the annual CDI course Participatory Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation – Managing for Sustainable Development Impact. These group pages require login and are not accessible to the general public.

This Portal is managed by Wageningen University & Research, Centre for Development Innovation (CDI). For information about CDI, please click here .


Portal Overview


Here we present the concept of Managing for Sustainable Development Impact (M4SDI). You can learn about the rationale behind M4SDI, what principles we look at as essential to consider and an explanation of the key components in designing and facilitating a successful system for PPME.


In this section you can find selected articles, books, guides, videos and other media which contain useful information regarding PPME.

Tools & Methods

In designing and facilitating PPME, using the right tools and applyting the appropriate methodologies is essential. We present the tools and methods which we use in our work.

Case Studies

This section presents a short track record of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation jobs executed by the Centre for Development Innovation (CDI).


Within this portal system, we have the opportunity to form working groups as spaces to collaborate on projects, discuss seminars or events, or simply share experiences. Some of these groups are open for all to join while some are by request/invite. You will be required to register to use this feature.


Here you can find upcoming events related to PPME and information about whom, where and how to (make) contact if you would like to attend. You will not only find events organised by the Centre for Development Innovation (CDI), but also events organised by other organisations.


This section gives an overview of useful websites for further information about speciifc topics.