Capacity Building Resources

Jason Smith, MEASURE Evaluation

MEASURE Evaluation works globally to strengthen the capacity of individuals and organizations to identify data needs and collect, analyze, and use appropriate data to meet those needs to achieve results.

MEASURE Evaluation offers curricula and training materials created collaboratively by numerous staff, many of them with input from expert colleagues at partner institutions, for use in our regional and country-level workshops. These materials cover topics such as data analysis, data demand and use, data quality, gender, general M&E concepts, geographic information systems (GIS), health management information systems (HMIS), HIV/AIDS, impact evaluation (IE), Priorities for Local AIDS Control Efforts (PLACE), malaria surveillance and evaluation, tuberculosis (TB), population, health and nutrition, and routine health information systems (RHIS). The materials are available for download at no cost. Please use and/or adapt these materials as needed for training or for reference.

If you use the materials, we ask that you acknowledge MEASURE Evaluation's contribution in any resulting presentations or publications and contact MEASURE Evaluation to let us know how you used them.


RHIS Curriculum 
Using practical case studies, this core RHIS course teaches how to improve the performance of RHIS by producing reliable data to inform decisions at all levels of the health system.

Impact Evaluation Curriculum
This collection of workshop materials is meant to be used as a resource to review the main methods for evaluating program impact and to increase ability to design and conduct impact evaluations of health programs.

Malaria Workshop Materials (revised)
This module contains the course content, handouts, and other training materials from a complete training workshop on monitoring and evaluation of malaria programs.

Materials for Trainers 

M&E Fundamentals: A Trainers' Guide
This training manual helps trainers teach program managers, staff, and other decision makers the fundamental elements and techniques of monitoring and evaluation.

Data Analysis

Data Demand and Use

Data Quality


General M&E Concepts

Geographic Information Systems (Mapping and Analysis of Spatial Data)

Health Management Information Systems (HMIS)


Infectious Disease

Population, Health, and Nutrition

Other Resources

Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity Assessment Toolkit

The Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity Assessment Toolkit (MECAT) is a set of tools that guide organizations through a process to assess their current M&E capacity, identify gaps, and plan ways to strengthen their M&E systems.

Global Evaluation and Monitoring Network for Health (GEMNet-Health)
See the GEMNet-Health webpage for reports, presentations, and other materials related to GEMNet-Health. MEASURE Evaluation serves as the secretariat for GEMNet-Health.

Courses and Resources
MEASURE Evaluation provides online courses and resources free-of-charge to build the M&E capacity of researchers, program managers, trainers, policy makers, students, and other public health professionals.

Identifying the Need for Evaluation Capacity Assessment Tools and Guidance

Building Capacity for Resilient Health Systems - Lessons Learned from Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia in the Time of Ebola

M&E Fundamentals: A Self-Guided Minicourse 

A Guide to Monitoring and Evaluation of Capacity-Building Interventions in the Health Sector in Developing Countries