Webinar series on planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning

Organised by Southern Hemisphere
Location Online
Start date 28 June 2017
End date 22 November 2017

Are you looking to broaden and sharpen your working knowledge of planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning? Our webinars aim to simplify the terms and concepts in a way that is concise, combining both theory and practice.

At Southern Hemisphere, we conceptualise planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning as a cycle – beginning with defining your project or programme, then measuring, learning and improving. We have structured the webinar series around these segments.

Module 1: Define

The first step in good project cycle management is having a strong concept, design and plan. This module covers these topics.

Module 2: Measure

Measurement is the process of data collection and management. This includes designing good indicators, developing an evaluation framework and data collection techniques and evaluation approaches.

Module 3 Learn

The learning module includes how to think like an evaluator and how to analyse and report in a way that is useful for programme improvement.

Module 4: Improve

The last module covers improvement. It is essential that the lessons that we learn through monitoring and evaluation are used not only for accountability, but also for improvement – proving and improving.

When? Every last Wednesday of each month at 3.00 p.m. CEST.

Duration: 45 Minutes

Cost: Free introductory webinar (on 28 June). Fee thereafter: R395 per webinar

Refer to the table below for module details for the next 6 months. This year, we will cover define and measure. We will cover learn and improve next year.

Name of webinar

More details




Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning & the Project Cycle


· What drives PMEL?

· Why Planning?

· The Project Cycle

· The Evidence Cycle

· Adaptive management

· Continuous improvement

Dena Lomofsky

28 June (free webinar)



Overview of different programme  design and planning tools


· Good principles for programme design and planning

· Different design and planning frameworks and the benefits and challenges of each

· Using evidence for design and planning

Wilma Wessels-Ziervogel 26 July


Theory of Change

· Overview of Theory of Change – The product and the process

· Theory of change and dealing with complexity

· Steps in the Theory of Change Process

· Benefits and challenges

Tracey Phillips 23 August



Development a monitoring and evaluation plan

· Designing strong objectives (activities, outputs, outcomes)

· Indicators

· Data sources

· Data collection methods

· Learning questions

Nana Davies 27 September


Electronic MEL systems

· Overview of the different options

· Benefits and challenges of different systems

· Considerations for your organisation when selecting a system

· Institutional arrangements

Rob Worthington 25 October


Evaluation design

· Evaluation criteria

· Evaluation frameworks (e.g. Realist, empowerment, user focused)

· Evaluation approaches and methods (e.g. outcomes harvesting, mixed methods)

· How to design an evaluation framework

Mark Abrahams 22 November

Tickets are available on www.quicket.co.za or email Pippa on [email protected].