Program Monitoring: The Key to Successful Implementation
Are you a program officer tasked with overseeing the monitoring of your program? Are you wondering what this key component of the program management cycle is all about? While evaluation looks at whether or not a program or intervention has met (or is meeting) its overall objectives, monitoring involves collecting the data needed to track progress toward those goals. Evaluation tends to happen at key points in a program lifecycle, while monitoring takes place throughout the duration of a program and can be a source of valuable, ongoing information for program officers.
In this two-module, interactive course with Dr. Kerry Bruce, participants will learn about best practices in program monitoring and will take away practical skills and knowledge needed for their work. The sessions will take place online via Adobe Connect or Zoom and certificates of completion will be provided at the end of the course to all participants who successfully complete the modules.
Read more about each of the modules below.
Module 1: Monitoring Your Program
February 1, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. EDT
Module 1 will focus on the basics of monitoring, including indicator selection, best practice in indicator selection, realistic target setting, and ensuring data reliability, validity, integrity, precision, and timeliness.
In module 2, participants will focus on monitoring systems and approaches, including the introduction of a framework to assess which electronic systems might be helpful. This module will also examine how to use monitoring data to adapt programs for success.