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Monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

for humanitarian and development professionals

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What is FMD Pro?

MEAL DPro Resources

All people working in the international relief and development sector need to understand MEAL. The MEAL DPro provides a certification-based, sector-wide standard for these professionals. MEAL DPro materials are freely available for learners and organizations to use in building their own skills. Training providers may adapt these materials into their own training programs as long as they comply with the terms of the Creative Commons license.

The MEAL DPro Guide

The Guide is a resource that is intended to enhance the professionalism and standards of anyone working at a project level.


Learning Outcomes

The Learning Outcomes Document gives an overview of the content in MEAL DPro and what will be learnt through this certification.


MEAL DPro Starter

The MEAL DPro Starter is a toolbox of 13 lessons designed to give on-demand access to MEAL DPro tools to use during projects.

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Self-led e-Learning

MEAL DPro online responsive e-learning courses are a resource for project teams to test and embed what they have learned about the fundamentals of MEAL.

Each module provides interactive content that you can access on any device.  The modules introduce the processes, tools and skills need to effectively manage MEAL in your projects. 


The MEAL DPro Certification

The MEAL DPro suite of resources prepares learners to successfully complete the Core MEAL Certification offered on-line by the International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP).   This certification is targeted at practitioners at all levels who wish to demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental aspects of MEAL systems and activities needed by all practitioners in humanitarian and development contexts. The Core MEAL Certification is designed for all program and project management staff with MEAL-related responsibilities.  It is also the first step for specialized MEAL staff pursuing the PHAP Advanced MEAL Certification. The multiple-choice certification exam is taken on-line and requires test-takers to demonstrate that they know and understand the content of the Guide to the MEAL DPro.

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The MEAL DPro initiative is designed for and by leaders in the international relief and development sector.  Generous funding is provided by Humentum, the Humanitarian Leadership Academy, and Catholic Relief Services.