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CDI Course: Participatory Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation - Managing for Impact

Mar. 11, 2013 - Mar. 29, 2013

Most development initiatives take place in highly dynamic contexts: a diversity of people is involved and change processes are complex and uncertain. Guiding your project towards impact means facing the challenges of this ever-changing context. In this three-week course you will learn to use participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation (PPM&E) to strengthen your ability to manage for impact (M4I).


How to manage for impact (M4I)

Make a difference by being responsive and proactive

Whether you work in agriculture, health, social change processes, natural resource management or value chain development: you want your initiative to make a difference. This means that it needs to connect appropriately to context specifics. You will be challenged to come up with a sound strategic design and effective operations. With M&E processes that help you navigate in a changing context. This is the essence of managing for impact (M4I). In this course, you will link the theory and concepts of the M4I approach and put M&E at the service of your core management processes. Your learning will be highly interactive; you will receive individual coaching by peers and course facilitators and will be challenged to translate the content to an approach that is appropriate and feasible back home.


Course objectives

Upon completion of the course you will:

  • have strengthened your competence to manage for impact in your own individual sphere of work;
  • be able to play a more effective role in helping your organisation manage for impact;
  • understand principles and practice of strategic thinking, foresight, change management, interactive processes, the learning organisation and conflict management;
  • have built up a strategic attitude;
  • know how M&E is on international agendas: position your work in a relevant development policy context;
  • be able to develop appropriate M&E plans based on clear information needs.

Target audience

You are a middle or senior level programme manager or M&E officer or consultant in a business, government or non-government organisation. You would like to make the planning process more relevant, effective and inspiring and help your organisation to act and think strategically. You would like to create more impact in your work and understand how (P)M&E can help you do this.

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