Certificate in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL)

Course Objectives

The objective of this certificate is to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to work in the field of monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL). Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of MEAL
  • Design and implement MEAL systems
  • Collect and analyze data
  • Report on MEAL findings
  • Use MEAL findings to improve programs

Course Modules

The certificate is divided into four modules, each of which covers a specific area of MEAL. The modules are:

  • Module 1: Introduction to MEAL
  • Module 2: Designing and Implementing MEAL Systems
  • Module 3: Collecting and Analysing Data
  • Module 4: Reporting on MEAL Findings

Assignments and Final Exam

There will be an assignment after each module, and a final exam at the end of the course. The assignments will test students’ understanding of the material covered in the modules, and the final exam will test their overall knowledge and skills in MEAL.

Why Study This Course

MEAL is an essential part of any development program. By understanding the principles of MEAL, you can help to ensure that your programs are effective and that you are accountable to your stakeholders. This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to make a difference in the world.

Who Is This Course For

This course is for anyone who is interested in working in the field of development. The course is designed for beginners, so no prior experience is required. However, some familiarity with international development is helpful.

Course Duration

The course is four months long, and is delivered online. The course is self-paced, so you can work at your own pace.


The cost of the course is $450.


If you are interested in working in the field of development, this certificate is a great way to get started. The course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to make a difference in the world.

Here are some additional benefits of studying MEAL:

  • High demand for skilled professionals: The demand for MEAL professionals is expected to grow by 15% by 2026, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.
  • Competitive salaries: MEAL professionals earn a median annual salary of $65,000, which is significantly higher than the median salary for all occupations.
  • Challenging and rewarding work: MEAL work can be challenging and rewarding. You will have the opportunity to use your skills to help people in need.