Deliver better results and positively impact the lives of your target groups and communities with this practical course. Designed for project managers, relief / humanitarian / development workers, and Monitoring and Evaluation staff, this program will equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to design and monitor projects that deliver measurable results.

This training is for anyone in working in relief, humanitarian or development contexts who is involved with project planning or with an active role in M&E, data collection, analysis or reporting. This training integrates the Results-Based Management philosophy and principles, enabling you to consistently deliver positive, measurable change that meets the expectations of your stakeholders and donors. You will also master the Logical Framework Approach, a key methodology in project design, Monitoring and Evaluation for relief, humanitarian and community development initiatives.

You will learn a step-by-step process for project design and M&E planning that will support delivering impactful project results. Gain the expertise to:

  • CONNECT THEORY TO REAL CHANGE: Learn how to apply the Results-Based Management philosophy and principles to drive results.
  • DESIGN PROJECTS THAT DELIVER: Use the Logical Framework Approach to design, monitor and evaluate relief, humanitarian and community development projects.
  • PLAN FOR M&E: Learn how to integrate your M&E planning to track and consistently deliver positive, measurable change, supporting responsive decision-making.


Our course is designed to fit into your schedule, enabling effective learning and application of knowledge. This is a combination of dynamic live sessions conducted using ZOOM and off-line self study. Here's what you can expect:

  • DYNAMIC LIVE SESSIONS: Engage in five interactive weekly live sessions conducted via Zoom (and recorded for future reference), where expert instructor Neil Kendrick will guide you through the learning process. Each week we meet live for around 60 minutes to discuss the application of the tools and explore any questions.
  • FLEXIBLE SELF-STUDY: Work through video presentations and tasks at your own pace between meetings.
  • TEST YOUR UNDERSTANDING: Short quizzes at the end of each module let you test your knowledge and help you reflect deeper on the learning points.
  • DISCUSSION SPACES: At the end of each module, leave reflections and questions in the Check In sections for discussion or for the next meeting.
  • DEDICATED SUPPORT: Dedicated support is available throughout the course duration for any technical issues or additional questions.
  • PERSONALIZED FEEDBACK: After completing the course, you'll have the opportunity to submit your M&E Plan for personalized feedback. We will provide valuable insights to help you refine your skills and achieve greater impact.
  • CERTIFICATION OF PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT: Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate recognizing your expertise in Results-Based Management and M&E Planning.


  • Meeting 1: Thursday 22 August 2024 10.00 - 11.00 UTC
  • Meeting 2: Thursday 29 August 2024 10.00 - 11.00 UTC
  • Meeting 3: Thursday 5 September 2024 10.00 - 11.00 UTC
  • Meeting 4: Thursday 12 September 2024 10.00 - 11.00 UTC
  • Meeting 5: Thursday 19 September 2024 11.30 - 12.30 UTC

You can see current UTC time here.

Assignment deadline for feedback: 30 September 2024


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Your Instructor

Neil Kendrick
Neil Kendrick

Leading ELD Training with over 25 years of experience, Neil Kendrick from the UK specializes in Professional Writing, Reporting Skills, Proposal Writing, Results-Based Management, and Monitoring & Evaluation. He has trained professionals from hundreds of organizations in over 20 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.

"As a result of the training, RBM is now our in-house tool for project evaluation and appraisal. Neil opened my eyes to critical issues of linking activities to results and impacts. His ability to deconstruct and demystify M&E made the training a life-changing experience."

Dr Steve Ogidan, National Coordinating Consultant. Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk-Sharing System for Agricultural Lending

“Neil is a wonderful trainer who lets the participants have in-depth knowledge of the course. And the way the course has been designed and is conducted really helps to grasp a good knowledge on the subject matter.”

Kanchan Ojha, Monitoring and Evaluation Associate, World Wide Fund For Nature, Nepal

"The training is a 'must' for project planning and implementation and will have a positive impact."

Kübra Emir, Program Officer, Relief International, Turkey

"The training helped me to improve my knowledge on how to develop social projects more efficiently with better performance and greater accountability by applying a clear logical framework to plan, manage and measure an intervention with a focus on results."

Elçin Demirel, Regional Coordinator, TAMEB (German-Turkish Partnership for Vocational Skills Development)

"Wonderful materials, perfect explanation videos and no chance of missing anything. If we follow this course, at the end we have new project with a perfect M&E system. The course is also cost-effective and can be done without affecting routine work."

Vamathevan Valavan, M&E Consultant, Sri Lanka

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course dates are in the description above. There you will see the dates for the weekly live meetings, as well as the deadline for the post-training assignment.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What is the course process?
On the scheduled dates we meet each week for around one hour to discuss the topics and respond to questions. Between meetings you can work through the course materials at your own pace. At the end of each module there is a space for leaving reflections and questions for the next meeting. After the final meeting you have an extra period to prepare your assignment for personal feedback.
What happens if I miss a meeting?
Missing a meeting isn't a problem. All meetings are recorded and, if you are unexpectedly busy with other work or in the field, you can download to watch later. At the end of each module inside the course there is a place for sharing reflections and questions. So, even if you can't attend a particular meeting, we will still discuss your comments and questions.
What's involved in the follow-up assignment?
The follow-up assignment gives you a chance to apply what you have learned more deeply. You are given a fixed time to develop your own work. (The assignment varies depending on the nature of the course.) Although optional, this is a powerful way to get one-to-one insights on your strengths and areas for further improvement.
What support is available during the course?
Dedicated support is available throughout the course duration for any technical issues or additional questions.
I'm not sure I have enough time ...
These courses are designed to maximize their impact while allowing you to manage your other work. You need just one hour a week for the live meetings. Self-study can be done whenever you have a few minutes free. So if not now - when?
Why are there two different fees?
We understand that different organizations have different financial capabilities, especially in the relief and humanitarian sector. To ensure our training is accessible to all, we offer a two-tiered pricing system based on an honesty basis. We trust you to select the pricing tier that best reflects your organization's budget. This approach allows us to support those who need it most while maintaining our commitment to quality and sustainability.


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