Evidence based decision making for M&E professionals and Program Managers working in humanitarian or development operations
Welcome to the course “Evidence based decision making for M&E professionals and Program Managers working in humanitarian or development operations”. This is a series of two sessions for professionals interested in practicing evidence-based decision making.
It is highly recommended that you watch the recordings of both webinars in their consecutive order so as to benefit from the complete course.
These are free training sessions provided by the ActivityInfo team.
Are these sessions for me?
- Are you an M&E practitioner or Program Manager who wishes to better understand the role of evidence in decision-making to improve the quality and impact of your work?
- Are you responsible for leading M&E in your organization, or is that a role you would like to take on and you would like your practices to focus on reliable and quality evidence?
Then, get started with these sessions!
Quality and use of evidence for M&E professionals and Program Managers
During this session, we discuss the importance of reliable and quality evidence in the humanitarian or development sector. The sessions is a useful introduction to the second part of the series.
In summary, we explore:
- Why does evidence matter?
- What is evidence for the humanitarian and development sector?
- Why does the quality of evidence matter and how can we determine the quality?
- Why producing high quality evidence can be challenging?
- Is evidence being used to guide decision-making?
- How can quality and use of evidence be improved?
Best practices for use of evidence for M&E professionals and Program Managers
During this session, we look at various best practices for use of evidence.
In summary, we explore:
- Pathway from data collection to data use and learning and how this is associated with the project life implementation circle?
- The importance of planning for data use: the enabling factor at the project design and launch phase
- How the MEAL system design enables evidence-based decision making?
- How the learning plan and the establishment of Feedback, Complaint, Response, Mechanism (FCRM) contributes to this end?
- Project implementation: best practices that improve evidence-based adaptive management, project decision-making and learning
- The importance of a data analysis plan and light monitoring techniques
- The importance of data interpretation workshops and projects review meetings