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“This book is a welcome addition to the field of monitoring and evaluation, notable in its scope and breadth of a topic of increasingly importance in the evaluation community.” – Marc Segone, Director, Independent Evaluation Office, Director, Independent Evaluation office, UNWomen; Chair, United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG); and Co-chair, EvalPartners
“This text is excellent for building the capacity of trainers and helping professional and nonprofessional to learn about program evaluation.” – Lori Bakken, Associate Professor and Evaluation Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"After more than 25 years of observing and delivering M & E training, I'm delighted to see this book which provides such good advice about building in adult learning principles and proper planning. The book combines accessible guidance about principles of good instructional design and delivery with very practical exercises and examples. Novice and experienced M & E trainers could all learn from it." – Patricia Rogers, Professor of Public Sector Evaluation, RMIT University, Australia (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology), and Director, BetterEvaluation
“Whether managing or delivering M&E training in the fields of development or philanthropy, this book prides both the “nuts and bolts” as well as the conceptual backdrop for effective M&E training.” – Nancy MacPherson, Managing Director, Evaluation, The Rockefeller Foundation
“This is a very comprehensive and well-illustrated training manual which is grounded on modern theories and presents practical application of all known M&E training and facilitation tools and methods. As a former trainer in Project Cycle Management related M&E and facilitator of planning and self-evaluation workshops, I would have loved to have such a book.” – Claude Hilfiker, Head Evaluation Section, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
“The authors support effective capacity building in M&E by providing an enriching compendium of well-tried tools and practical hints for systematic training, complemented with a sound grasp of underpinning theoretical concepts.” – Professor Thomas Widmer, Policy-Analysis & Evaluation Unit, Department of Political Science, University of Zurich
“This book is valuable resource for people, like me, who are involved in building and strengthening evaluation capacity in the humanitarian sector. It balances the personal experience of the authors with up-to-date academic knowledge, communicated in an easy and humorous way that makes reading this book serious fun.” – Dr. Mzia Turashvili, Director of the Evaluation Unit, Médecins Sans Frontières, Vienna
“I often note that it seems like we’re endlessly training NGO staff in M&E, and frustrated with the mediocre work that results. What is so essential about this book is that it fills a key gap on how to effectively train for M&E, and it does so in a thorough yet digestible format. In an era of increasing demand and need for evaluation capacity building, this book is a key tool for higher quality and more sustainable results.” – Christie Getman, Senior Director, Technical Support and Program Quality Unit, Lutheran World Relief
"This books reflects a meticulous review of the literature and discourse on evaluation capacity building and development to inform successful M&E training. It acknowledges the complexity of interdependent considerations, including larger organizational and societal contexts, to not only deliver effective M&E training, but also training transfer - the ability of trainees to apply M&E learning after training has been completed." – Joseph Dickman, Deputy Director, Research, Evaluation & Learning, The MasterCard Foundation
“The book contains useful guidelines for designing effective M&E training, and for designing training in general.” – John Mathiason, Managing Director, Associates for International Management Services

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