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Impact Evaluation Research for Development is a consortium established to bridge the capacity gap between the academia and the actual level of monitoring and evaluation skill sets, competencies and expertise required to transform M&E graduates to M&E experts with practical skills and innovative solutions to generate quality data for better decision making which guarantees achievement of targets and objectives for projects. Through innovative training approaches, IERD provides a unique opportunity for networking to both upcoming and skilled M&E experts dealing with different projects.


Objectives: This course is designed help participants to bring theories into practice using real time information from ongoing projects. Participants will understand the different kind of data they collect and how each can be analyzed to produce results which contribute to strategic decision making of their organizations. Participants are expected to have some working knowledge with SPSS or Stata

Learning Outcomes: At the end of the course, participants will learn how to

  • plan a project using the logical framework

  • develop measurable indicators and targets

  • design data collection tools

  • analyze monitoring data using statistical software to produce useful evidence

Course Content
Day Activity Description
Day 1 Fundamentals of M&E
  • Outputs, outcomes and impact
  • Understand the M&E function in your organization
  • Understanding your project/programme cycle
  • Working with different stakeholders
Day 2 Developing M&E frameworks
  • Developing and understanding Logframes
  • Beyond Logframes
  • Working with Theory of Change
  • Developing and verifying project indicators
Day 3 Gathering and analyzing data for M&E
  • Understand the different data needed for M&E
  • How to design baseline, evaluation and impact studies
  • Participatory data collection methods
  • Data organization and analysis
3 coaching sessions

At the end of day three of in-house training, the participants will agree on areas that they need coaching and set the objectives for coaching and expected outcomes as well as the coaching calendar

Coaching sessions will be I hour each


Methodology: This course adopts mixed approaches to learning which include a three days in-house training and 3 post training coaching sessions at the workplace

The in-house training will be an Instructor-led training using presentations, guided sessions, practical exercises, and group work. 

Target Audience: This course is designed for monitoring and evaluation practitioners involved in the day to day planning and implement of M&E activities in their projects and programmes.

Class size: In order to maximize the learning experience, we accept a maximum of 20 participants per session

Certification: Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued
with a certificate of completion

Dates: 18th to 20th October, 2017

Venue: All our trainings will be conducted at Mount Kenya University Rwanda premises

Your investment: Rwf. 200,000 which includes training materials, meals and a six months Stata 15 license. Participants are expected to bring their own laptops and can purchase their own perpetual Stata 15 licences

Mode of Payment: Please make your payment through our bank account Access Bank A/C No. 1002100104021301. For Logistics purposes, kindly book your space by 10th October, 2017 by sending your payment confirmation to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Coaching and Mentorship for specific aspects of this course is available at Rwf. 50,000/= for three 1-hour sessions. Contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details

A negotiated package is available for tailor-made and group training


IERD Main Components

  • Learn from the best
    Learn from the best

    IERD Coaching and mentorship model is build around real M&E challenges after several years of interaction with project staff. We translate theoretical aspects into practice by engaging with you at your workplace.

  • Peer Learning
    Peer Learning

    Coaching and mentoring is very effective techniques to enhance the skills, knowledge and performance of your employees. The pear learning approach that IERD uses has helped me to benchmark with other M&E professionals, Mentee

  • Why do I need a mentor
    Why do I need a mentor

    A mentor is someone who is willing to invest time in you. He is the kind of a person you can turn to when you are unsure of your next move in your career.

     IERD matches you with professionals in your field who can champion you to the next level

  • From a personal Experience
    From a personal Experience

    I am a product of professional coaching. Having a professional coach walk with you is a journey worth taking. You will never regret. This is the experience IERD is offering to you. You can’t miss this opportunity.

    You need a dedicated coach to get you here

    Dr. Mercyline Kamande,PhD;  Executive Director IERD

  • How to build a research career
    How to build a research career

    In class you learn the theories. At IERD we train you through practice. The best learning mode is Learning by Doing

    This is what got me here and I want to walk with you all the way.

    Dr. Mercyline Kamande,PhD;  Executive Director IERD