Participatory Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (PMEL) (PMEL)

Venue: Silang, Cavite

Location: Silang, Cavite, Philippines

Event Date/Time: Mar 14, 2011 End Date/Time: Mar 25, 2011
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The growing concern for accountability and results of development initiatives has led to the need for monitoring and evaluating development programs/projects. Studies show that when people 'own' development projects, they tend to be more sustainable. Community ownership of development projects is only possible when they participate meaningfully in the development and management of these projects. Participatory monitoring, evaluation and learning advocates for meaningful participation where people themselves shift from being question answerers to being question makers during project monitoring and evaluation. The course shall focus on PMEL as a management tool for strengthening participation, enhancing local capacity, and increasing local people's confidence and control over development decisions and processes. It also highlights the importance of learning in M&E.

The course fee of $2,200 includes tuition fees, full board and accommodation on twin sharing arrangement (single room accommodation can be requested for an additional fee of $10 per day of stay), course-related local travel, materials, field and agency visits, and airport transfers.

Application forms can be downloaded from the IIRR website ( and sent by email. For further inquiries please contact:

International Institute of Rural Reconstruction
Y.C. James Yen Center, Silang, Cavite 4118 Philippines
Telephone: 63-46-4143216