Post Graduate Diploma in MEAL – Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning

Course Overview

There has been a global sea change in public management as a variety of internal and external forces have converged to make governments, organizations and individuals more accountable to their stakeholders. Every practitioner in the field of monitoring and Evaluation is being called to demonstrate results and this one is through accountability and learning.

An effective state is essential to achieving sustainable economic development. With the advent of globalization, there are growing pressures on governments and organizations around the world to be more responsive to the demands of internal and external stakeholders for good governance, accountability and transparency, greater development effectiveness, and delivery of tangible results. Governments, parliaments, citizens, private sector, NGOs, Civil society, international organizations and donors amongst other stakeholders are interested in better performance. As demands for greater accountability and real results have increased, there is an attendant need for enhanced results-based monitoring and evaluation of policies, programs and projects.

Course Modules

  1. Introduction Monitoring & Evaluation M&E and the project/programme cycle
  2. Frameworks and MEAL Cycle Frameworks and approaches
  3. Monitoring and Evaluation Concepts
  4. understanding indicators in M&E
  5. Planning to Monitor and Evaluate
  6. Emerging issues in Monitoring and Evaluation
  7. Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks
  8. Data Collection and Management
  9. Use of Data obtained from monitoring and Evaluation for decision making and Management issues
  10. Enhancement and use of M&E data for project management
  11. Dissertation Paper

Course Assignments

Participants will be required to submit 10 assignments, a research paper and one final examination for the period of 12 months to demonstrate their understanding of the course content. Assignments account for 60%, research paper accounts for 30% while Examination accounts for 10% of the marks.


Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a Post Graduate Certificate of Merit and a transcript.

Certificate and Transcripts will be given after the successful completion of the course.

Organizers: Action Institute For Professional Studies

Course Duration: 52 weeks (12 months)

Target Region: Global

Language: English

FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated




Tel no: +254 727 616 783

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Enrolled: 28 students
Duration: 12 Months
Level: Intermediate
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