Participatory M&E Course


INTRODUCTION

‘Participation’ has become a critical concept in development. Donors, governments, and INGOs are insisting upon participatory approaches in assessing needs and in implementing programmes. With increased emphasis on the importance of participation in development, there is a growing recognition that monitoring and evaluation of development and other community-based initiatives should be participatory.

This course will broaden participants’ understanding of PM&E as a support to program/project management at different levels and as a tool for strengthening participation, enhancing local capacity, and increasing local people’s confidence and control over development decisions and processes.

Duration

10 Days

Target Audience

This course is designed for researchers, project staff, development practitioners, managers and decision makers who are responsible for project, program or organization-level M&E and who want to implement participatory approaches to their projects.

By the end of this IRES course the participants will be able to:

  • Understand PM&E Process
  • Develop PM&E Results Levels
  • Define Indicators for Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Develop Logical Framework Approach in PM&E
  • Carryout participatory M&E Planning
  • Understand data collection for PM&E
  • Develop Tools and Techniques for rural appraisal in PME
  • Carryout data Analysis in PM&E
  • Implement Participatory Impact Assessment

COURSE OUTLINE

Introduction to Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation (PME) 

  • Definition of Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Purpose and benefits of Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Principles of Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation
  • The relevance of Participatory Monitoring And Evaluation
  • Challenges in using participatory approaches

PM&E Process

  • Planning the PM&E Process and Determining Objectives and Indicators
  • Data Collection methods and tools
  • Data analyzing

Developing PM&E Results Levels

  • M&E results chain
  • Components of results chain
  • Linking the result levels

Indicators for Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation

  • What are indicators
  • Types of indicators
  • Characteristics of good indicators
  • Participatory process of indicator definition

Logical Framework Approach in PM&E

  • 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

Participatory M&E Planning

  • Components of PM&E plan
  • Developing PM&E plans
  • Implementing PM&E plans

Participatory Project design

  • Generating objectives for project planning
  • Developing an action plan for implementation
  • Group dynamics of participatory decision making

Data collection for PM&E

  • Participatory Information gathering Tools and Methods
  • Quantitative and qualitative data
  • Triangulating data collection sources and methods
  • Preparing data collection methods/tools

Tools and Techniques for PME

  • Participatory Rural Appraisal(PRA) tools
  • Beneficiary Assessment
  • Visual self-evaluation tools
  • Testimonials
  • Photographing the evidence
  • Community records and indicators

Participatory Action Research

  • Tools for PAR
  • Importance of PAR
  • Steps in carrying out PAR

Data Analysis in PM&E

  • Introduction to data analysis in PM&E
  • Using SPSS/Stata in quantitative data management and analysis for PM&E
  • Descriptive and inferential analysis
  • Participatory dissemination of the findings

Participatory Evaluation

  • Evaluation questions
  •   Evaluation design
  • Participatory data collection
  • Evaluation data analysis
  • Evaluation findings dissemination and action planning

Participatory Impact Assessment

  • What is participatory impact assessment
  • Process of PIA
  • Community defined indicators in PIA
  • Participatory tools and methods in PIA
  • Project attribution

Reporting in PM&E

  • Reporting on progress toward outcomes to Stakeholders and Participatory dissemination.
  • Communication activities to partners and stakeholders
  • Lessons learned
  • Key activities and results that need planning
  • Using the information for the action-learning process and reporting

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Benefits of Taking a Course at IRES

LEARN

Our courses are carefully curated to keep you abreast of latest industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices. We employ a variety of teaching methodologies, including hands-on workshops, case studies, and interactive sessions, all aimed at fostering an engaging and effective learning environment. Our expert instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience, providing our clients with insights that can be immediately applied in their professional lives.

NETWORK

Our courses serve as a vibrant platform for professionals to connect and engage with a diverse community of peers, industry leaders, and experts. By participating in our programs, you gain access to an invaluable network that spans across various sectors and geographical boundaries. This networking aspect is not just about forming professional relationships; it's about creating a supportive ecosystem where ideas, opportunities, and collaborations can flourish.

GROW

Our courses are designed to challenge and inspire professionals to step out of their comfort zones and explore new horizons. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, our programs help professionals refine their existing skills and acquire new ones, making them more versatile and competitive.

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?


# Job Title Organisation Country
1 Program Manger USAID/BHA Sudan Rwanda
2 Programme Officer Tanzania Forest Fund (TaFF) Tanzania, United Republic of
3 Program Manger USAID/BHA Sudan Rwanda
4 Program Manger USAID/BHA Sudan Rwanda