Do you need to improve the way that you monitor and evaluate (M&E) your development projects and programmes? Do you want to understand why and how to practically adopt a rights-based approach in your work? This training course will help you to both to design and implement more effective and sustainable development projects and programmes using a rights-based approach (RBA) and to better understand and report the results of your interventions to your funders and supporters.

The course will help those who are new to M&E have a thorough understanding of M&E concepts and build up the practical skills and the confidence needed to do M&E effectively. Alongside M&E, the course will develop understanding and awareness of RBA with a focus on how to put RBA into practice in your own projects and contexts.

“I got skills on how to incorporate HRBA into project planning, got skills on how to develop a logframe and how to make changes if necessary, and learnt about the different monitoring approaches and tools and how to use them which I never knew before.”Josephine (Rural Action, Uganda)


 Core content areas

The course will cover the following specific subject areas:

  1. Introduction to Human Rights Based Approach to Programming
  2. Purpose of Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation
  3. Use of Logical Framework Approach; Analysis, setting good objectives, appropriate indicators and developing logical framework matrix
  4. Introduction to project documentation

Intended audience
This course is intended for the following:

  • Managers and officers of local/implementing Partner Organisations who are responsible for project/ programme planning, implementation and M&E.
  • Representatives from Swedish Partner Organisations who have practical experience in HRBA and M&E.

Entry criteria
The course will be in English with all materials in English. The training will use web conferencing technology. It is therefore essential that all participants can meet the following criteria:

  • English Language: good all round speaking, reading and writing ability
  • Commitment: Willing and able to complete a course of study over 4 weeks.
  • Technology:
    • Access to a computer/laptop for the duration of the course which matches the requirements on the application form.
    • Access to a good internet connection for the duration of the course which matches the requirements on the application form.
    • A headset (headphone with a microphone built-in)
  • Computer skills: Confident to work (or learn to work) in the online learning environment

What does this ‘blended learning’ course involve?

The programme is delivered through web conferencing technology (webinar), skype and Forum Syd’s virtual learning platform http://learning.forumsyd.org for the four weeks of the course, there will also be approximately four hours of self-directed learning per week where participants will study the course content before attending the webinar sessions.

After a successful completion of part I of this course, you will be invited for part II which will include but not limited to social accountability, selecting and using appropriate monitoring evaluation and data collection tools, reporting stories of change.