M&E Frameworks for HIV/AIDS Programs

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Quality HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs depend on the availability of individuals and organizations with appropriate M&E experience and skills as well as adequate infrastructure and resources. Developing M&E frameworks is an integral step in the development of M&E plans.

This course will strengthen the learner's understanding of how to develop an M&E framework that can be used to organize and implement various components of an M&E system.

Intended Course Audience:

This course has been developed for strategic information (SI) generalists, M&E professionals, program managers and public health professionals working at national and sub-national levels.

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At the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Define common M&E terms
  • Describe how M&E fits in a broader public health context
  • Describe three different approaches to developing an M&E framework
  • Describe why using an M&E framework is important
  • Develop an M&E framework
  • Describe the main components of frameworks
  • Describe the steps to develop and implement an M&E framework


Collaborating organizations involved in the development of M&E Frameworks for HIV/AIDS Programs include:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • ICF Macro
  • MEASURE Evaluation
  • Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator
  • United States Agency for International Development


The content of this course is primarily adapted from:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 2008. Monitoring and Evaluation for National Program Planning. Atlanta: CDC. 
  • MEASURE Evaluation and Mahidol University. 2007. Regional Workshop on Monitoring & Evaluation of HIV/AIDS Programs. Bangkok: MEASURE Evaluation. 
  • MEASURE Evaluation and University of Pretoria. 2007. Regional Workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation of HIV/AIDS Programs. South Africa: MEASURE Evaluation. 
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and ICF Macro. Monitoring and Evaluation for National Program Planning and Management.


  • 2 hours


  • Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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