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Monitoring and Evaluation

4-day Training on Monitoring & Evaluation

Course Outline:

Results-based monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is a powerful management tool that can be used to help policy and decision makers track progress and demonstrate the impact of a given project, programme, or policy. Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is an essential component of any intervention, project, or programme that provides assurance regarding expected outcomes. Unlike traditional implementation-focused M&E, results-based M&E moves beyond an emphasis on inputs and outputs to a greater focus on outcomes and impacts.

This course discusses the main components of a typical M&E system. The course aims at providing trainees with a clear overall picture of M&E is about; including appreciating key concepts and practices needed to tackle advanced topics.

Objectives Who Should Attend
–          Understand what M&E entails and related terminologies;

–          Identify the key purposes and scope of M&E;

–          Explain key M&E processes;

–          Differentiate between monitoring functions and evaluation functions;

–          Describe the functions of an M&E plan;

–          Discuss how information can be used for decision making & how to analyze the information;

–          Undertake M&E reporting and communication and demonstrate capacity to write reports;

–          Communicate and present on M&E related aspects

–          Professionals interested in M&E in the public, private or non-governmental sector;

–          Managers (including project and programme managers) and supervisors interested in effective management of their projects and programmes;

–          Students and people interested in a career in project management or monitoring and evaluation (M&E)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expected Outcomes Qualifications
–         Participants will have a good understanding of M&E concepts and processes.

–         They understand what M&E is, how it is implemented and why it is needed by an organization.

–         They will appreciate the application of M&E to programmes, projects and results-based endeavours.

–          Preferably university graduate or under-graduate

–          Good command and understanding of English language

–          No prior experience of project management is required, although this will be an advantage

 

 DAY ONE   DAY TWO
– Understanding Monitoring and Evaluation Systems
• Results based M&E defined
• Factors to consider when setting up
• Integrating M&E in the Project Cycle
• Significance of M&E to a sales and marketing team
– Designing Monitoring and Evaluation Systems
• Results framework
• Indicator development
– Components of M&E plan
– Data management
• Collection
• Storage
• Analysis
• Interpretation 

 

DAY THREE DAY FOUR
–          Designing an evaluation: factors to consider; types of evaluation; Steps of conducting an evaluation-          Budgeting for M&E systems: cost components of an M&E system; characteristics of M&E budgets

–          Contracting M&E services: contracting arrangements; factors to consider when sourcing for M&E services

–          Dissemination and Use

·         Report writing and presentation skills

·         Communication strategies for M&E

·         Use of  reports

–          Sustaining M&E in the organization