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International Training on Monitoring and Evaluation for Development Results

INTRODUCTION

This 2 week training is design to impact job oriented skills for monitoring and evaluation that are highly demanded in the development industry. After following this course you will be capable of designing and managing Monitoring and Evaluation Systems which meet the standards of donor agencies.

DURATION

2 Weeks

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Learn how to select data collection strategies and get acquainted with key issues about measures such as credibility, reliability, validity and precision
  • Benefit from a hands-on-approach based on real life cases enabling you to immediately apply the knowledge shared throughout course
  • Work in groups together with professionals from around the world, in a multicultural and diverse environment
  • Gain insights on how multilateral agencies manage their operations
  • Get access to all the resources necessary to start your own training program on Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Build a Monitoring & Evaluation system throughout the course for a real project
  • Use data analysis software package (Stata).
  • Use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and GPS to gather data, collaborate and share information.
  • Communicate findings to stimulate learning and reflection.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course targets Project Management Officials from NGO’s, National Statistics Offices, Education Researchers, Government ministries, National Institutes and Planning Ministries, Central banks, and University Researchers among others.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

M&E fundamentals

  • Introduction to M&E?
  • Key components of M&E
  • Relating Monitoring and evaluation to your project cycle
  • Identifying the challenges facing Monitoring and evaluation professionals

Trends towards result based M&E

  • Managing for development results (MFDR)
  • MFDR core principles
  • Results based management

Introduction to result based M&E

  • What is RBM?
  • Results based M&E outline
  • Result based M&E cycle
  • Performance measurement, performance indicators and performance monitoring
  • Essential actions to build result based M&E
  • The power of measuring results

Situation analyses/Needs assessment

  • Formative research and analysis
  • Tools to conduct needs assessment
  • Practical/illustrative examples

Baseline assessment

  • What is baseline data and how to collect.
  • Needs assessment versus baseline study
  • Importance of baseline study
  • Examples of baseline study

Designing the M&E system

  • Results chain and impact pathways
  • M&E frame works
  • Theory of change
  • Impact path ways

Step by step approaches to M&E

  • Principles of M&E system
  • Design &set up
  • System management
  • M&E system design practical

M&E frameworks

  • M&E frameworks for development
  • Developing and implementing M&E frameworks
  • Linking M&E frameworks to indicators
  • Using data

M&E plans

  • What does an M&E plan include?
  • Important considerations for an M&E plan
  • When should M&E be undertaken?
  • When monitoring activities should be carried out?
  • When should evaluations be conducted?
  • Can M&E plans be amended?

Designing indicators and evidence

  • Developing indicators
  • Types of indictors and characteristics
  • Process versus result/impact indicators
  • Process indicators
  • Result indicators
  • Output indicators
  • Outcome indicators
  • Impact indicators
  • Challenges and considerations when selecting indicators

Performance monitoring

  • Definition and process
  • Tools used

Evaluation techniques

  • Design
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Communication of results
  • Illustrative examples

Gender M&E

  • Introduction to M&E in Gender and development
  • Prioritizing gender in M&E plans
  • Exploring gender in M&E plans
  • Selecting indicators to measure gender related outputs and outcomes
  • Gender considerations for data collection, interpretation and use

Evaluation techniques

  • Introduction to Economic evaluation
  • Main methods of economic evaluation
  • Case study: cost effectiveness

Communicating M&E results

  • Developing communication system
  • Presentation of findings/results

Use of &M&E results

  • Different uses of results
  • Audiences

Assessing programme impact

  • Introduction to Impact Assessment
  • Programme Design Implications
  • Impact Assessment in Programme Design

Economic evaluations

  • Introduction to Economic evaluation
  • Main methods of economic evaluation
  • Case study: cost effectiveness

Data collection, management and data quality

  • Data collection methods: How to undertake data collection (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Increasing questionnaires response rates
  • Data collection versus data analysis
  • Data quality and data management
  • Data quality dimensions
  • Functional areas of data management systems

Introduction to data analysis and interpretation

  • Introduction
  • Data analysis key concepts
  • Types of variables
  • Basic analysis

Summarizing data

  • Numerical summaries for discrete variables
  • Tables for dichotomous variables
  • Tables for categorical variables
  • Tables for ordinal variables
  • Graphs and charts for dichotomous and categorical variables
  • Graphs and charts for ordinal variables
  • Tabulations for summary statistics for continuous variables
  • Graphs and charts for continuous variables

Introduction to qualitative data analysis

  • Planning for qualitative data analysis
  • Reviewing the data
  • Organizing your data
  • Coding the data
  • Introduction to using a qualitative data analysis software (NVivo)

Quantitative data analysis

  • Planning for quantitative data analysis
  • Comparison of Data analysis packages
  • Basics for statistical analysis
  • Testing for normality of data
  • Choosing the correct statistical test
  • Tests Hypothesis testing
  • Confidence intervals
  • Hypothesis testing versus confidence intervals
  • Interpreting the data

ICT tools for data collection, monitoring and evaluation in development programmes

  • ICT innovations: Mobile data collection
  • Using Mobile phones for data collection
  • Application
  • How can we use ICTs for qualitative M&E

GIS techniques for M&E of development programmes

  • What is GIS?
  • Geographic approaches to development
  • GIS advantages for M&E
  • Using GIS software and data
  • Data sources for development issues
  • GIS analysis and mapping techniques

REQUIREMENTS

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.

METHODOLOGY

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises 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.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.

TRAINING VENUE

The training is residential and will be held at IRES training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email: outreach@indepthresearch.org.  

Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814

TAILOR- MADE

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +254 (020) 211 3814 or mail outreach@indepthresearch.org

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 28th August 2017

Send proof of payment to outreach@indepthresearch.org

CANCELLATION POLICY

Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

1.     Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.

2.     No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Duration 10 Days
Event Date 04-09-2017
Event End Date 15-09-2017
Cut off date 28-08-2017
Individual Price (Kenyan) KES 123,900.00
Individual Price (International) EUR 1,520.00
Individual Price (International) USD 1,652.00
Location Nairobi, Kenya

Group Tariffs

Group Size Kenyan Rate Per day (KES) International Rate Per day (USD/EURO)
6-10 95,000.00 $ 1,118.00
€ 1,018.00
11-15 146,250.00 $ 1,721.00
€ 1,567.00
16-20 191,250.00 $ 2,250.00
€ 2,048.00
21-25 230,000.00 $ 2,706.00
€ 2,463.00
26-30 262,500.00 $ 3,089.00
€ 2,811.00
30-50 309,825.00 $ 4,556.00
€ 0.00
3-5 62,500.00 $ 736.00
€ 670.00
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