Strengthen a Cadre of Evaluators and M&E Specialists in Developing Countries

GEI strengthens the cadre of evaluators and M&E specialists in developing countries by offering learning opportunities to M&E specialists, evaluators, government officials commissioning or using M&E, and other evaluation stakeholders. 

GEI supports the provision of a wide number of M&E trainings at the global, regional, national, and institutional levels. The content of these trainings ranges from M&E fundamentals to advanced M&E topics and sector-specific trainings. They target various audiences including government officials, parliamentarians, evaluation practitioners and managers, young evaluation professionals, members of voluntary organizations for professional evaluation, and students. GEI continually seeks synergies among its partners to enhance training offerings and opportunities and share lessons learned from programs around the world. GEI also seeks to ensure its trainings are informed by and relevant to local contexts.

Some examples of learning opportunities available through GEI:

  • Standard courses: International Program for Development Evaluation and Training (IPDET) core course, Programme international de formation en évaluation du développement, Program in Rural M&E (PRiME)
  • Custom courses: Curso de Formação em Monitoramento e Avaliação (ForMA) 
  • Training of trainers: Centers for Learning on Evaluation and Results (CLEAR) Francophone Africa includes training-of-trainers workshops in their “Budgétisation axée sur la performance en Afrique francophone”  and “Séminaire en évaluation d'impact en Afrique francophone”  programs. 
  • Workshops: IPDET, Development Evaluation Training Programme in Africa (DETPA)
  • E-learning courses: IPDET virtual workshops
  • Scholarships, fellowships, mentoring: To make these programs more accessible, GEI offers scholarships for M&E professionals to participate in training programs, including those offered by IPDET and the CLEAR network. 
  • Other opportunities: IPDET “Hackathon” and mini-series

To see these activities in action, visit Our Regional Impact Stories.