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.

Development Impact Bond Conference London, 10 December 2014

Monitoring and Evaluation Training 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.