I-b Designing and Building Results-based M&E Systems

This workshop is full and therefore closed!

Description of workshop content

The workshop presents ten steps that describe how results-based M&E systems are designed and built. The workshop will help participants to plan and implement a results-based M&E system, beginning with a readiness assessment and moving on to goal selection and indication setting, establishing baseline data, and setting targets to ensure use and sustainability. In addition, an emphasis on the relation of the theory of change to the design process will be provided. Throughout the workshop, participants will discuss and unpack the ten steps, the task needed to complete each of them, and the tools to help along the way. Small group exercises will also be deployed, including the use of case studies.

Workshop objectives

The participants:

  1. will be aware of the steps to plan, design, and implement a results-based monitoring and evaluation system within their organization
  2. will understand how an M&E system is a valuable tool to support good public management

Recommended for

The workshop will be suitable for not only evaluators, but also for professionals working more on planning and/or monitoring duties, and users of M&E system data. It will be of interest to professionals in large to small agencies who have duties to develop, supervise, and/or use data from M&E systems. The workshop will also appeal to policymakers, such as parliamentarians, to understand how M&E systems data can be helpful in the decision-making process.


All levels of M&E professionals are invited to attend this workshop.


This course has no prerequisites beyond familiarity with basic M&E concepts and practices. Having experience building theories of change and results frameworks is helpful, but not required.


Ray Rist
Maurya West Meiers