Effective Development Group

Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation of International Development Aid Projects and Programmes

International Development Training Courses

EDG is part of the GRM Futures Group that includes Futures, GRM, IDL and Channel Research having a combined expertise that spans 50 years of international development and currently working worldwide with 1700 development specialists. This expertise is shared with the development community through the many international development courses that are run in our locations in Bangkok, Washington DC, Dubai, Brisbane, Brussels, Geneva and London. To learn more about each development training course click below. If you need help and assistance or have a special need or group that wants training please do contact training@grmfuturesgroup.com.

Certificate in Development Bangkok Human Rights Impact Assessment and Management CSR and Community Development
Monitoring and Evaluation Presenting Effective Development Darwin
Monitoring and Evaluation for Initiatives in Complex and Fast Moving Situations Monitoring and Evaluation for Unstable Environments and Complex Interventions Bulgium Monitoring and Evaluation Training Dar es Salaam
Anti-Kidnap & Targeting Indicators (AKTI) Training Course Hostile Environment Awareness for Team Members Dares Salaam Hostile Environment Awareness for Team Leaders 28-29 Sep Dubai
Leading the Way Dar es Salam Leading the Way Dubai
Social Risk Management Dar es Salaam Social Risk Management London Effective Development London
Team Leadership for International Development London Leading the Way Bangkok WASH Bangkok
Disaster Risk Management Course 5-7 Nov Bangkok Effective Development Dubai Disaster Management Dubai
Team Leadership for International Development Dubai Presenting Professionally Dubai Hostile Environment Awareness Course for Team Members
WASH Dubai Social Media for Website Development Dubai Logical Framework Dubai
Hostile Environment Awareness Training for Team Leaders Social Risk Management Dubai Social Risk Management Dubai
Project Management Dubai Anti Kidnaping Dubai Stakeholder engagement for oil and mining activities
Effective Development London Certificate in Development London Disaster Risk Management 3-5 Dec London
Logical Framework London Project Management London Monitoring and Evaluation Training
Hostile Environment Awareness for Team Members London Hostile Environment Awareness Training for Team Leaders Social Media & Websites for Development London
Development Innovation London Team Leadership London Development Innovation London


EDG’s overall objective is to improve the effectiveness of development interventions; it focuses on developing simple methodologies and practical tools, based on common sense and participatory approaches to design and conduct M&E activities. EDG uses widely shared methodologies such as the DCED standard, Logical Framework Analysis, DAC evaluation principles and ‘the Most Significant Change’ techniques, as well as in-house developed practical tools such as the Outcome Monitoring Summary (OMS). EDG has also been instrumental in the practical development and implementation of the SIDA Reality Check Approach.

EDG’s experience in managing international development projects has afforded it well-developed, robust systems and processes to provide effective Quality Assurance (QA), project management and backstopping support. EDG is part of the GRM Futures Group and can draw on their extensive experience and scale management and accounting systems to deliver projects effectively and efficiently.

Since our establishment in 2003 EDG has conducted over 140 assignments in more than 33 countries for bilateral, multilateral, NGO and government clients. Major current clients include the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Australian Agency for International Development  now DFAT, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the European Commission (EC), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the New Zealand Agency for International Aid (NZAID), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the World Bank (WB).

A current focus of the work EDG does is to build capacity by means of running Monitoring and Evaluation Courses and Effective Development courses.