Monitoring and Evaluation for Development Result Course


Introduction

Monitoring and evaluation helps track project performance at any given time and provides reasons for an observed project status. In addition, understanding how approaches in Monitoring and Evaluation can be modified or enhanced to optimize positive impact on the intended beneficiaries is important.

The course covers the principles and practices for results based monitoring and evaluation. This course equips participants with skills in setting up and implementing results based monitoring and evaluation systems. The participants will benefit from the latest M&E practices including the results and participatory approaches. This course will bring learning to practice for participants to learn about the results levels and their linkage with indicators and techniques for tracking and assessing the progress of a project with the aim of achieving long term results.

Duration

15 Days

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for representatives from government, project teams, NGOs, multi and bilateral development organizations, consultancies, etc, that are typically employed as project managers and directors, M&E specialists, technical specialists, and researchers.

Course Objectives

  • Participants will gain confidence to apply the acquired skills and knowledge to their M&E work
  • Participants will be able to share and learn from other country experiences to strengthen their M&E systems in projects.
  • Participants will have an improved understanding of how M&E can improve the quality of their projects while promoting learning and accountability
  • Participants will also learn how to be better managers and consumers of evaluations conducted by others Determine the relevant stakeholders involved in monitoring and evaluation of projects
  • Clarify key project results levels
  • Design a project using logical framework
  • Develop indicators and targets for each result level
  • Track performance indicators over the life of the project
  • Evaluation a project against the set results
  • Develop and implement an M&E system
  • Develop a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan

Course Outline

Introduction to Results Based Project Management

  • Fundamentals of Results Based Management
  • Why is RBM important?
  • Results based management vs traditional projects management
  • RBM Lifecycle (seven phases)
  • Areas of focus of RBM

Fundamentals of Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Definition of Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Why Monitoring and Evaluation is important
  • Key principles and concepts in M&E
  • M&E in project lifecycle
  • Participatory M&E

Design of Results in Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Results chain approaches
  • M&E causal pathway
  • Principles of planning, monitoring and evaluating for results

M&E Frameworks

  • Conceptual Framework
  • Results Framework
  • Logic Model
  • Logical Framework
  • Linking M&E Framework and M&E planning

M&E Indicators

  • Indicators definition
  • Indicator metrics
  • Linking indicators to results
  • Indicator matrix
  • Tracking of indicators

Logical Framework Approach

  • LFA – Analysis and Planning phase
  • Design of logframe
  • Risk rating in logframe
  • Horizontal and vertical logic in logframe
  • Using logframe to create schedules: Activity and Budget schedules
  • Using logframe as a project management tool

Theory of Change

  • Overview of theory of change
  • Developing theory of change
  • Theory of Change vs Log Frame
  • Case study: Theory of change

M&E Systems

  • What is an M&E System?
  • Elements of M&E System
  • Steps for developing Results based M&E System

M&E Planning

  • Importance of an M&E Plan
  • Documenting M&E System in the M&E Plan
  • Components of an M&E Plan-Monitoring, Evaluation, Data management, Reporting
  • Using M&E Plan to implement M&E in a Project
  • M&E Plan vs M&E Framework vs M&E System

Baseline Survey in Results based M&E

  • Importance of baseline studies
  • Process of conducting baseline studies
  • Baseline study vs evaluation

Project Performance Evaluation

  • Process and progress evaluations
  • Evaluation research design
  • Evaluation questions
  • Evaluation report Dissemination

Impact Evaluation

  • Why impact evaluation is important
  • Project attribution
  • Counterfactual in IE
  • Analysis techniques in IE;DID, PSM

M&E Data Management

  • Different sources of M&E data
  • Qualitative data collection methods
  • Quantitative data collection methods
  • Participatory methods of data collection
  • Data Quality Assessment

M&E Results Use and Dissemination

  • Stakeholder’s information needs
  • Use of M&E results to improve and strengthen projects
  • Use of M&E Lessons learnt and Best Practices
  • Organization knowledge champions
  • M&E reporting format
  • M&E results communication strategies

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FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.

Who else has taken this course?


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1 USAID Sudan
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3 CEO SOMALI POULTRY FARM Kenya