Capacity Building Guides

Interventions in the health sector of developing countries

A Guide to Monitoring and Evaluation of Capacity-Building Interventions in the Health Sector in Developing Countries

This guide helps readers gain a clear understanding of the concepts of capacity and capacity building; critically evaluate the strengths and limitations of current approaches to capacity measurement; and design a capacity-building M&E plan that outlines a systematic approach to measuring capacity and assessing the results of the capacity-building interventions in the health sector.

Sources for this 110-page guide include a review of the state of the art practices in capacity measurement, a review of capacity-building measurement tools and indicators, formal and informal consultations with practitioners, and an in-depth exploration of four different capacity measurement experiences. The Guide also draws on lessons learned about capacity-building M&E in other sectors, such as agriculture and housing, and on new evaluation approaches designed to support learning in development programming.

A Guide to Monitoring and Evaluation of Capacity-Building Interventions in the Health Sector in Developing Countries

M&E Fundamentals: A Self-Guided Mini-Course

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is an essential component of any intervention, project, or program. This mini-course covers the basics of program monitoring and evaluation in the context of population, health, and nutrition programs. It also defines common terms and discusses why M&E is essential for program management.

M&E Fundamentals

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M&E Fundamentals: A Trainers' Guide

This document is a training manual intended to help trainers teach program managers, staff, and other decision-makers the fundamental elements and techniques of monitoring and evaluation with a focus on population and health programs.

The manual is divided into three modules:

  • Introduction to M&E

  • Developing plans for M&E frameworks

  • Developing plans for M&E indicators and data systems

Each module consists of a set of slides accompanied by discussions and activities that cover basic theoretical and practical approaches to M&E in terms suitable for a variety of population and health interventions. Group exercises are an important part of the training modules and provide participants with hands-on experience in M&E planning, design, and decision-making. The aim of these modules is to provide a comprehensive curriculum for training others in improving the design and implementation of their own M&E activities.

M&E Fundamentals: A Trainers' Guide