Monitoring and Evaluation Course Released for NGOs

The course is accessible for all at the link on the Zrozumilo! Online Educational Platform

East Europe Foundation and the Evaluation Association of Ukraine with the financial support of the European Union created an online course for civil society organisations to enable them to build an effective monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system, ensure project performance review and improve the methodologies used. The course participants will learn how to implement M&E in their organisation, especially in the wartime.

The Ukrainian civil society immediately got involved in solving the problems caused by the full-scale invasion. We strive to strengthen and enable Ukrainian public organizations to work effectively, to implement much-needed and important projects at the local and national level. To ensure successful implementation of projects and initiatives, Ukrainian NGOs need to rely on a well-established system of monitoring and evaluation which is a crucial factor in the organisational development,” said Julia Jacoby, Sector Manager for Civil Society at the EU Delegation to Ukraine.

This course will be useful for public organisations when preparing grant applications, as it talks about how to build a logical project matrix and select the right indicators. There are lectures in this course that highlight basic concepts and terminology used in monitoring and evaluation, project data collection and presentation, and ethical behavior.

Projects currently implemented by Ukrainian NGOs require new expertise and support in strengthening and improving methodologies and processes within the organization. Our course will make it possible to establish or improve the monitoring and evaluation system. This is important to ensure quality project performance, to understand their effectiveness, to analyze experience, to understand what to take into account under the M&E system during the wartime,” said Liubov Margolina, Programme Development, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager at East Europe Foundation

The course was developed by seven experts who have extensive experience in M&E, the Ukrainian public sector and are familiar with donor funding requirements.

The civil society in Ukraine is currently active and dynamic like never before. More and more organisations are being established, and those that exist are also seeking development and impact. Monitoring and evaluation are processes without which effective project implementation is impossible. Therefore, we have made the course highly practical and tailored to meet the demands of the time,” comments Olha Krasovska, an independent evaluation expert and Chair of the Board of the Ukrainian Evaluation Association from 2020 to 2023.

The course will be useful for representatives of civil society organizations who want to create or improve the M&E system in their organisation.  The course is accessible for all at the link on the Zrozumilo! Online Educational Platform: 

Upon successful completion of this online course, participants will obtain 0.2 ECTS credits.

Background information: 

The Stiykist’ Programme is implemented by East Europe Foundation as part of a consortium of nongovernmental organisations led by ERIM (Equal Rights and Independent Media, France) in partnership with Human Rights House Foundation, Human Rights House Tbilisi, the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, and funded by the European Union. The course is developed in partnership with the Ukrainian Evaluation Association.