Documentation of Best Practices

The course introduces participants to recommended tools and practices vital for mainatining keen and consistent sight over learning lessons, identifying “what works” or what defines the pictures of success” and discovering opportunities for improvement, scale-up and expansion – towards enhanced attainment of planned and expected results and impact, and effectively meeting identified needs of target audiences throughout a project’s life cycle.

Course Code

Course duration
1 Week

When is the Course

25th February to 1St March2019
8th  to 12th July 2019 

Course Objectives
  • Introduce participants to recommended approaches and emerging or innovative tools for documenting best pratcies and provides a platform for sharing of experiences among development practitioners and lessons from working models and from their previous experiences for future strengthening of their project models and methodologies.
  • The skills in documentation and learning will also bring to the fore recommendations to inform future programming, policy decisions and funding and investment existing or similar projects.
  • Skills gained will also enable participants to prepare and conduct review of processes, approaches and activities that might have been done differently. 

Course Content

Introduction to ‘best practice”

Elements of best practice

Innovative tools and approaches to documentation of best practices

Using documented best practices to improve development programming and influence policy change

Outcome Learning:

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Have acquired skills and knowledge, which will help them identify and document best practices using state of the art approaches and tools consistent with new trends and technology;
  • Identify and describe the lessons learned and highlight key achievements and challenges from programming to improve internal practices, promote inspirational practices and influence policy direction in the development sector.
  • Improve project and programme sustainability, relevance and viability.
  • Acquire skills that will help to disseminate success stories to various stakeholders specifically policy and decision makers such as government ministries and departments, members of parliaments, civil societies and the general public.


Target Group
Development practitioners in general and programme managers and monitoring and evaluation (learning and accountability) and programme quality practitioners in public, private and non profit organisations.

Fee for the Course
Tuition Fee $350
Full board in a single room(meals & Accomodation) $471 per week
Full board in a shared room(meals & Accomodation) US$339 per week
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