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Monitoring & Evaluation


Data Management and Analysis for M&E in Priority Health Programmes
15.09.2014 - 19.09.2014
Sportsview Hotel Kasarani - Nairobi
Monitoring & Evaluation



Monitoring is the routine tracking of priority information about a programme (at national or project level) and its intended outcomes. Evaluation can also involve looking for evidence of programme impact, i.e. the attribution of long-term changes to specific programmes.

 In the public health sector, the purpose of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is to know whether the intended results are being achieved as planned in the national health action plan, and whether public health interventions are making positive contributions towards improving people’s health.

 The purposes of this course are: to link common evaluation questions with appropriate statistical procedures; to offer a strong conceptual grounding in several important statistical procedures; and to describe how to interpret the results from the statistics in ways that are principled and will be persuasive to intended audiences and to equip those working in governments, funding agencies, and research and non-government organisations to understand, critique and make effective use of evidence from quantitative evaluation studies for National AIDS programmes, Malaria tuberculosis and other health programmes.


The training is designed for participants who are reasonably proficient in English and have an understanding of basic Statistics and M&E.


The class size is limited to 10 participants to ensure that each participants has the opportunity to interact with the facilitator. The training may be cancelled if there are less than five participants.


5 Days 


By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Monitor  programme inputs, processes and results required for management of health System performance
  • Understand concepts, methods, and tools for intensive and participatory monitoring of HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis prevention and care programs
  • Identify ways to overcome barriers to conducting effective program monitoring
  • Competently use data analysis software package (STATA)
  • Select appropriate indicators for measuring program outputs and outcomes
  • Conduct HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis program monitoring using appropriate methods and tools.
  • Identify the assumptions needed to infer causality in evaluations
  • Describe, compare and contrast six, promising alternatives to random assignment studies for inferring causality, including the requirements for implementing these designs, the strengths and weaknesses of each, and examples from evaluations where these designs have been applied.
  • Use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and GPS to gather data, collaborate and share information.
  • Communicate findings to stimulate learning and reflection.


Module One 
Key Concepts and Principles
  • Defining key terms in M&E
  • Introduction to result based monitoring
  • Results Chain: inputs, processes, outputs, outcomes and impacts for development projects, programs or strategies
  • Fundamental concepts and tools for monitoring and evaluating Malaria,Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS Programmes and other health programmes
  • Role of partners and stakeholders
  • Identifying indicators for monitoring and evaluation of Priority Public Health Programmes
  • Relating Monitoring and evaluation to your project cycle
  • Identifying the challenges facing Monitoring and evaluation professionals
  • Including M&E in Priority Health Programmes Design
Evaluation Research Designs for Priority Health Programmes
  • Observational data, quasi-experiments and correlation studies
  • Social experiments, natural experiments and Randomized control trials
  • Qualitative evaluation designs
  • Evaluation survey design

Module Two 

Data Collection, processing and Organization for M&E in Priority Health Programmes

  • Conceptual issues in M&E data
  • Data types and sources
  • Planning data Collection
  • ICT tool for Data processing
  • Obtaining data from Social media
  • Using Mobile phones for data collection
  • Selecting study elements (Sampling)
  • Program/Project Baselines
  • Designing a baseline
Data Management and Analysis for Monitoring & Evaluation using STATA
  • Comparison of Data analysis packages
  • Basic data quality checks
  • Basic exploratory data analysis procedures
  • Introduction to Quantitative analysis
  • Graphing qualitative data
  • Graphing Quantitative data
  • Performing  common inferential statistical test (t-test,  correlation,  Chi Square, Analysis of variance (ANOVA)
  • Regression analysis and econometrics

Module Three 

Evaluation problem

  • Attribution
  • Attribution, selection and placement biases
Quantitative Methods and Analysis for Impact Evaluation
  • Revision of Basic econometrics
  • Differences-in-Differences estimation
  • Regression discontinuity
  • Propensity score matching
  • Fixed effects (within unit variance)
  • Instrument Variable Technique
  • Interrupted time series
Communication and dissemination of evaluation evidence
  • Communication and reporting for M&E
  • Contemporarily methods of disseminating

Module Four 

GIS & GPS Techniques in M&E (To be covered if time permits)

  • Introduction to Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Introduction to GIS Software (Quantum GIS)
  • Mobile GPS Field Work
  • Mapping M&E Indicators with Quantum GIS
  • Participatory Mapping and collective intelligence (Google Maps, Google Earth)


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at The Sportsview Hotel, Kasarani. Applicants are highly encouraged to stay at the hotel where the training is held. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.


Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


To apply for this course kindly register online in our website before C.O.B. 1st September 2014. For more details contact:

The Training Officer - Training and Research Department, Indepth Research Services;  


Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 8th September 2014.

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5 Days


Training Fees


KES. 57,375

E. African

USD. 810


USD. 990


Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.
  1. Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to thecommencement date.
  2. No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.


This scheduled course can also be tailored for your organisation. To find out how our tailor-made training can help your organisation, call our team on

Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.


Sportsview Hotel Kasarani


Situated 12 km north of Nairobi, the "city in the sun", Sportsview hotel has the unique blend of the tranquility of a Country Inn and all the modern amenities of an International City Hotel. Set out in flowery well-manicured spacious gardens, it is an especially enticing venue for business firms and professional organizations who wish to host seminars, workshops, conferences or tour groups seeking to itinerate accommodation with a different but tranquil atmosphere.
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