SlideShare presentations on Monitoring and Evaluation: A List

Please note: When you visit the SlideShare website to see these slideshows you can view these presentations on screen, or download them (in some but nor all cases). You can also make public comments on any of the slides that you see, using the Comment box under the screen.

If you have a presentation on monitoring and evaluation issues that you think visitors to the MandE NEWS website would like to see, then upload it to then send me (Rick Davies) the link to that presentation. I will then list it here, so others can find it.

PS1: You can add an audio track to the presentation very easily. Use open-source Audacity to record the track in MP3 format, upload it to and then follow the easy instructions to link the right bits of audio to the right parts of the presentation. Easy!

Slidecasts (= presentation + audio) from other sources (ODI and…)

  • Lines of Argument. Louise Shaxson talked about her experience working with DEFRA to develop and implement a tool called Line of Argument to help incorporate evidence into the environmental policy making process. 13 slides. 2008
  • The Outcome Mapping Story. Enrique Mendizabal’s presentation at ODI on a technique that was originally developed at the IDRC but that is now commonly used and promoted at ODI. 41 slides. 2007

ODI Seminar: Exploring the Science of Complexity in Aid Policy and Practice

Date: July 9th 2008
Venue: ODI, London

Dear All,

I am very pleased to be able to share with you all the agenda for the forthcoming Seminar at ODI on “Exploring the Science of Complexity in Aid Policy and Practice” (see below). [July 9th, ODI, London] The aim of this first Seminar is to bring together practitioners and researchers to discuss the key ideas of complexity thinking, and the relevance they have for those working in the international aid sector, and to identify some concrete and practical ways to take this area of work forward, both collectively and within our individual organisations.
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Event: Does UK development aid work?

Date: 17 July 2008
Venue: Wellcome Trust, London


3.30pm to 6.00pm (Registration from 3.00 pm) Book now – places limited!

Does British aid to poor countries work? Is the Department for International Development accountable for results? Is it a learning organization? These evaluation issues will be explored during a special event of the UKES London Network to be held on 17 July 2008.

Given tight budgetary constraints and the rapid expansion of United Kingdom funding for global poverty reduction, aid effectiveness has become an issue of salient political importance. The Independent Advisory Committee for Development Impact (IADCI) was established in November 2007 by the Secretary of State for International Development.
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Online training: M&E Fundamentals

M&E Fundamentals is a two-hour self-instructional Web course that covers the basics of program monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in the context of population, health and nutrition programs. It also defines common terms and discusses why M&E is essential for program management.

This course is designed for individuals as a self-guided resource, but it is also useful for learning or reviewing basic factual information before or during a traditional in-person training event.

To take this free course:
Go to and select “Interactive mini-course on M&E Fundamentals”

For more information about MEASURE Evaluation training materials and workshops, please visit

See also on the MandE NEWS website